[UFO Chicago] Re: Brian's Conversion from FreeBSD to Debian and
Questions on X
Neil R. Ormos
ormos at ripco.com
Tue May 9 14:46:04 PDT 2006
Jesse Becker wrote:
> --- Brian Sobolak <brian at planetshwoop.com> wrote:
[ . . . ]
>> And I'd prefer to ignore RedHat, because I
>> really don't like RPM.
> Portage > RPM
> RPM >>> dpkg.
> RPM has it's idosyncracies, but I have found it
> quite manageable. Packaging is a non-trivial
> problem, but this does the user side well
> enough. For the package maintainers, I've found
> RPM to be nicer than dpkg. <shrug each to his
> And for the Debian folks out there: *NO*,
> apt-get does not compare with rpm. rpm ~ dpkg,
> and apt-get/dselect ~ up2date(or whatever for
> non-RH distros).
Have you tried synaptic or aptitude?
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