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Old 02-20-2009, 01:04 AM   #31
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rpm is a redhat package for redhat based systems
.deb is for debian based systems
the package manager for redhat based systems would be yum for debian based systems, apt-get
even if there was one unified package style you would still need a package specific for your distribution and your version of that distribution.. it goes back to dependencies and what version of libraries each distribution has vs another..
for instance ubuntu 8 has squid2.7 whereas fedora 10 has squid 3 etc..
You know not all systems are based on debian or redhat. There are systems like Puppy linux or arch that are not based on anything.. what about them? Or even i can make my own linux which won't be based on anything...
 
Old 02-20-2009, 01:04 AM   #32
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OK.. so i have installed Opera now how do i uninstall it? (without using dpkg or apt or synaptic of course)...
 
Old 02-20-2009, 01:12 AM   #33
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You know not all systems are based on debian or redhat. There are systems like Puppy linux or arch that are not based on anything.. what about them? Or even i can make my own linux which won't be based on anything...
you could but it would take quite a bit of experience to do so
it is called 'linux from scratch'
you get a bare minimum system with a shell and a basic kenrel and a compiler and everyghng else is compiled from source
and yes its true not everything is redhat or debian based those are just the 2 big ones
 
Old 02-20-2009, 02:03 AM   #34
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what is the difference between between rpm and deb packages? Why can't there be just 1 package system?
because nobody can agree what it should be or how it should work - because different distros have different goals and needs.

Basically, if you get two FOSS developers in one room, you'll find three opinions

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queenz@queenz-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo ./cmake-2.6.2-Linux-i386.sh
[sudo] password for queenz:
sudo: ./cmake-2.6.2-Linux-i386.sh: command not found

queenz@queenz-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ ls

cmake-2.6.2-Linux-i386.sh
Try

ls -l cmake-2.6.2-Linux-i386.sh

maybe it's not executable.
(though K/Ubuntu seems to be making .sh files executable anyway.)

Security tip - do not run scripts as root unless you know what they do.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 02:07 AM   #35
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If you want to start compiling everything, then use Gentoo.
Just about everything on that release is complied.
cheers
Nah, QueenZ is just getting enthusiastic.

B'Sides - gentoo "emerge"s everything - QZ don't want to use any automatics.
To fit the bill - use Linux From Scratch

But I suspect this is a case of wanting to learn stuff more than anything.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 06:32 AM   #36
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you could but it would take quite a bit of experience to do so
it is called 'linux from scratch'
you get a bare minimum system with a shell and a basic kenrel and a compiler and everyghng else is compiled from source
and yes its true not everything is redhat or debian based those are just the 2 big ones
so i was asking.. what about all other distros?
 
Old 02-20-2009, 10:10 AM   #37
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