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View Poll Results: What is the package management tool you find the most convinient (and why)?
pkgtools: Slackware 19 36.54%
apt: Debian 15 28.85%
zypp: Opensuse 1 1.92%
yum: Fedora, RH 10 19.23%
urpmi: Mageia 0 0%
slapt-get: Slackware based 1 1.92%
equo: Sabayon 0 0%
pacman: Arch 6 11.54%
conary: rpath 0 0%
pisi: Pardus 0 0%
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #16
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Pacman, because it is simply the best. It is fast, good dependency handling. It is easy to create your own packages. And if the packager has added a dependeny you don't need, it is very easy to cheat Pacman to think it is installed (by creating an empty package that "provides" that package). It doesn't overwrite files (unless you use -f to force it). In short, Pacman behaves just like a civilized package manager.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 04:34 AM   #17
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Arch ............... PACMAN ....................Keeping my system straight for 2 years. :-)
 
Old 02-19-2013, 09:45 AM   #18
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You overlooked YAST2. One might want to use zypper, but I for one really rarely do.
 
Old 03-01-2013, 02:32 AM   #19
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Portage is by far endlessly superior IMO. it has USE-flags, ACCEPT_LICENSE, brilliant dependency handling, it's easy to write packages -- and as an added bonus everything is compiled on your computer, ensuring trust, security and freedom. it also of course helps performance.

on systems without Portage I ended up using wget and make, because that was the only way I can achieve an even remotely behaving system, besides installing Gentoo Prefix. the current solution is to just use Gentoo on all computers. :-)

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:37 AM   #20
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My favorite is pkgtool on Slackware.
I use slapt-get or gslapt only when I install GNOME and MATE graphical environment.

Also I use apt-get (or aptitude) and dpkg on CrunchBang, Ubuntu and SolusOS.
Sometimes I use Synaptic.
 
Old 03-02-2013, 03:30 AM   #21
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Definitely portage. Not in the list though... otherwise, apt and pacman aren't bad.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 02:30 AM   #22
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pacman & its friend : yaourt , ftw

could be listed: Portage (Gentoo)
 
Old 03-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #23
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I just use Slackware's CLI commands: installpkg, upgradepkg, removepkg and even makepkg. There is also src2pkg. But none of those options are given.
 
Old 03-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #24
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pkgtool

I can't stand the dependency bureaucracy.
 
Old 03-17-2013, 04:42 PM   #25
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Where’s emerge?
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:27 AM   #26
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I just use Slackware's CLI commands: installpkg, upgradepkg, removepkg and even makepkg. There is also src2pkg. But none of those options are given.
Also, I prefer using CLI commands installpkg or upgradepkg --install-new, removepkg... but only offered pkgtool. I use ./configure, make, make install or sh package_name.SlackBuild and then installpkg or upgradepkg --install-new name_package.txz
Actually, pgtool rarely used, only when I can not uninstall a package with removepkg.
And src2pkg is excellent tool for converting packages.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #27
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I like synaptic, and don't like rpm, pkg*, yum, and don't know the other tools.
 
  


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