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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2015. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 10th.


View Poll Results: Package Manager of the Year
Conary 0 0%
dpkg 141 36.53%
eopkg 3 0.78%
Nix package manager 3 0.78%
Pacman 53 13.73%
Portage 15 3.89%
RPM Package Manager 57 14.77%
slackpkg 114 29.53%
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:03 PM   #16
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Where is apt-get / Synaptic!?!??
Old 01-08-2016, 12:56 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Gonzalo_VC View Post
Where is apt-get / Synaptic!?!??
dpkg is the package manager that apt-get and Synaptic use under the hood.
Old 01-08-2016, 02:07 PM   #18
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So easy to use - with yaourt on hand to access foreign packages through the AUR. Very flexible. very powerful.

Mostly better configured packages and dependencies than with RPM on either SuSE or Fedora.

Nice, simple command line operations - no GUI needed or wanted.
Old 01-08-2016, 06:47 PM   #19
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Slackpkg on Slackware. Does the job well without auto dependency resolution.
Old 01-08-2016, 11:10 PM   #20
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All i've ever used is Debian and Debian based distros so my vote for dpkg is biased.
Old 01-11-2016, 05:02 PM   #21
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Voted for dpkg, but apt-get should really get it. Man, how I miss apt-get when I'm on non-deb boxes! Nothing else comes close.
Old 01-12-2016, 06:10 PM   #22
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What features of apt-get do you miss on non Deb distros?
Old 01-13-2016, 11:34 AM   #23
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What represents slapt-get, as used on Salix and Vector?
Who uses Conary, now that rPath and Foresight are extinct?
Old 01-13-2016, 12:00 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Knightron View Post
What features of apt-get do you miss on non Deb distros?
What features of pacman do YOU miss by not being on Arch?
Old 01-15-2016, 12:27 AM   #25
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I like Rigo.
Old 01-26-2016, 11:31 PM   #26
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Pacman, obviously. :3
Old 01-27-2016, 02:15 PM   #27
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Have been an Arch Linux user for many years now, so it seems only sensible to vote for "pacman".
Old 01-31-2016, 10:23 AM   #28
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Its a toss up between sorcery (Sourcemage) and pkgtools (Slackware) for me, neither are on the list....
Old 02-02-2016, 01:50 PM   #29
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Slackpkg being obvious.
Old 02-03-2016, 12:40 AM   #30
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I use an rpm based distro with urmpi


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