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Old 03-25-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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how do you get a full distribution release


You can only fit so much on a DVD or 5 cd's or what ever. Is there a script command yum install full version, or apt-get full version or something. to get a full version. would that stop some of the buggy issues with some of these distros. We use Fedora 8, Mandriva 2008, mint, ubuntu7.10. I believe there is more and I would Like to see the power.

Does anyone know of any other distros that use RPM besides fedora, mandriva, redhat?

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Old 03-25-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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what is the "full version" you're talking about... you make it sound like a myth or something... you can't, wouldn't, install *literally* everything, that's genuinely stupid. not least because the contents and size of "everything" probably changes approximately every 60 seconds on those distros
 
Old 03-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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What do you mean by full version? What you think is complete may be considered bloat by someone else. Most distro's pick some set of packages, and then anything else you have to install from the internet.

Some distro's like Debian, put all the packages onto media (something like 20+ CD's or 5+ DVD's). But you still only install things you want. You don't want to install EVERYTHING, otherwise you'd have like 10 mail servers, 10 databases, 16 word processors, etc.

I believe if you go to distrowatch, you can search by package type. I think PCLinuxOS is rpm, but I could be mistaken.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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Yes, PCLinux uses rpm although it has Synaptic Package Manager, which tends to be used almost exclusively by deb based distros. Suse uses rpm too and so does Puppy.

Installing everything is not a solution to bugginess - it would be the contrary. Not only does the risk of bugs rise as the number of packages increases, more packages also means you will have different applications that provide the same function but that require different libs/dependencies and that may conflict. This is generally very well handled by Red Hat based distros but Mandriva and Suse are total nightmares in this respect.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 07:39 PM   #5
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Yes, PCLinux uses rpm although it has Synaptic Package Manager, which tends to be used almost exclusively by deb based distros. Suse uses rpm too and so do Turbo, Yoper, Alt, Sam, Linpus, etc.

Installing everything is not a solution to bugginess - it would be the contrary. Not only does the risk of bugs rise as the number of packages increases, more packages also means you will have different applications that provide the same function but that require different libs/dependencies and that may conflict. This is generally very well handled by Red Hat based distros but Mandriva and Suse are total nightmares in this respect.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #6
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Yes, PCLinux uses rpm although it has Synaptic Package Manager, which tends to be used almost exclusively by deb based distros. Suse uses rpm too and so do Turbo, Yoper, Alt, Sam, Linpus, etc.

Installing everything is not a solution to bugginess - it would be the contrary. Not only does the risk of bugs rise as the number of packages increases, more packages also means you will have different applications that provide the same function but that require different libs/dependencies and that may conflict. This is generally very well handled by Red Hat based distros but Mandriva and Suse are total nightmares in this respect.

Note: if you want something that installs as much as it can from its media, try Sabayon or Teenpup.
 
  


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