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    Re: What are the *real* .deb and .rpm differences (Score: 1, Interesting)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, June 17 @ 19:53:52 BST

    Erm, *-config live in *-dev packages. That’s the only reason I can think of for gtk-config not being there when you needed it.

    dselect (to me) is a lot like vi — annoying to learn, potentially powerful to use. Some of the time I’ll just stick to apt-get to grab a package I’m interested in, but dselect tells me about newly added packages, and non-critical dependencies, giving me the options to install packages and stuff. Yes, it’s annoying and seemingly arcane, but it’s also a very cool way to get things done.

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    Re: What are the *real* .deb and .rpm differences (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, July 02 @ 19:30:46 BST

    Try aptitude (as a dselect replacement). The interface doesn’t feel so cluttered and I find it easier and quicker to use.

    It still has some UI problems (for example, pulling packages off the cdrom when the cdrom isn’t present) but seems to generally work well.

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    Re: What are the *real* .deb and .rpm differences (Score: 2, Informative)
    by romain ( on Monday, February 04 @ 14:22:14 GMT
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    > I do know the damned installer was given 3 binary

    > CDs and installed nothing from the third, barely

    > anything from the 2nd, …

    The packages in the CDs are arranged so that the most-used packages are on the first CD, the less-used on the 2nd, etc.

    The results from the popularity-contest, along with some reasonable heuristics (dependencies, bribes, etc…) are used to determine the exact repartition.

    What you’re describing is a fairly normal install, without much fantasy in your choice of packages. 🙂



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