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Hi and I want to be a member of this community.
I'm matias from argentina.
I've tried 5/6 linux dristo.. but I need an advice form someone who know more than me.
I've started to learn JAVA,php,mysql and so on...
But I have the doubt like when I go to JAVA site or Mysql site all their software is prepeared only for RPM packagdes so, I know is much better to use apt-get and bla.bla.bla but I'm the person whot like to know what is behind, I've been learning for 15 days about linux how it works and other thing, but all is new for me and I need an advice.
What distro do you use for development ? based on RPM or DEB? I've tried Opensuse but I have difficults with its installation and is a little heavy for my pc Pentiun 4 3.0mhz. So I want something cool for development, nathing more and integreated with toold developments, like Neatbeans, Eclipse and all things about JAVA,glasfish.
I don't want to come back to windows xp, only for compatibility, I know that is an effort for me to learn about linux, but I'm going to do it for sure.
So what do you thing ? RPM FEDORA ? or DEB UBUNTU ?.
Distribution: Slint64-14.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
I agree with pixellany. Now my two cents: I use Slackware 12.2 which uses neither RPM nor DEB but does include all you need for software development. You can see the last Slackware Release Announcement here. Noticeably you will find Java, Mysql and PHP out of the box.
Originally Posted by Slackare 12.2 Announcement
- Installs gcc-4.2.4 as the default C, C++, Objective-C,
Fortran-77/95, and Ada 95 compiler.
- New development tools, including Perl 5.10.0, Python 2.5.2,
Ruby 1.8.7-p72, Subversion 1.5.4, git-126.96.36.199, mercurial-1.0.2,
graphical tools like Qt designer and KDevelop, and much more.
A good thing about Slackware is that it doesn't split programs in -run and -devel packages: all is included.
Distribution: Slint64-14.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
Slackware is not difficult.
In Slackware, packages names end in .tgz.
You can install/remove/upgrade software packages using simple commands, e.g.:
And you can do everything you need with an utility called slackpkg:
slackpkg - version 2.70.5
Usage: slackpkg update [gpg] download and update files and
slackpkg install package download and install packages
slackpkg upgrade package download and upgrade packages
slackpkg reinstall package same as install, but for packages
slackpkg remove package remove installed packages
slackpkg clean-system remove all packages which are not
present in the official Slackware
package set. Good to keep the house
slackpkg upgrade-all sync all packages installed in your
machine with the selected mirror. This
is the correct way to upgrade all of
slackpkg install-new install packages which are added to
the official Slackware package set.
Run this if you are upgrading to another
Slackware version or using current.
slackpkg blacklist Blacklist a package. Blacklisted
packages cannot be upgraded, installed,
or reinstalled by slackpkg
slackpkg download Only download (do not install) a package
slackpkg info package Show package information
(works with only ONE package)
slackpkg search file Search for a specific file in the
entire package collection
slackpkg new-config Search for new configuration files and
ask to user what to do with them.
You can see more information about slackpkg usage and some examples
in slackpkg's manpage. You can use partial package names (such as x11
instead x11-devel, x11-docs, etc), or even Slackware series
(such as n,ap,xap,etc) when searching for packages.
Then if you miss a package for a given program in the "official" Slackware repositories you will very often find at the website http://slackbuilds.org a so-called SlackBuild for it, that is to say a shell script that you only have to execute to make yourself a package that you can then install with the "installpkg" command.
Among some people Slackware has the reputation to be difficult but this is because they are scared to use the command line in order to type some simple commands to administrate their system. My guess is you aren't, as you plan to do development