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    Re: and getting everything configured (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, November 10 @ 15:23:59 GMT

    Apart from that, it’s stable – it’s just getting everything installed that’s often a hassle.

    And getting everything configured. I’m just testing woody since I like the idea of apt-get dist-upgrade (I’m currently using mandrake, it’s a breeze to install but a pig to update when a new distro get out), but I see small problems with configuration (e.g: xserver-xfree86 won’t know that I have already told the system that I have a spanish keyboard and it will merrily configure it as a us keyboard without asking) to make things work that simply work right of the box with mandrake (sound, apm, almost all the harware, if I tell it during install that I want to use catalan and spanish, everything will be configured to use those two languages (they just add french even if you don’t want it, though ;-).

    For a server it’s probably better than potato (you can directly format your partitions with reiserfs, jfs and xfs and configure lvm right at installations) but maybe too cutting edge.

    Like I said, it has it’s problems (i.e: upgrading, urmpi is mostly modelled after apt-get, and it works for routine upgrades, it won’t work for “dist-upgrade” though) and I like more the development model of debian and the supposed virtues of apt-get.

    Funny, just now apt-get is giving me an error:


    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/kdelibs3_4%3a2.2.1-14_i386.deb (–unpack):

    trying to overwrite `/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32×32/devices/3floppy_mount.png’, which is also in package kdebase

    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

    so even apt-get isn’t perfect :-/


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