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View Poll Results: How do you usually do it?
apt-get 18 52.94%
aptitude 9 26.47%
dpkg 0 0%
dselect 0 0%
synaptic 7 20.59%
rpm 0 0%
building from source 0 0%
Other graphical software 0 0%
Other console software 0 0%
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Old 07-11-2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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What do you use to install/manage packages on debian?


How do you usually manage packages on your debian system?
 
Old 07-11-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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I don't use debian, just debian based, for now.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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I loved apt-get so much that I replaced Mandrake with Ubuntu first. Then I went with pure Debian and I don't plan on looking back.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 01:33 PM   #4
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cuiq:

What made you go from Ubuntu to Debian? I've been using Mandrake 2005 LE for about a month and like it a lot, but I've heard a lot of people talking about Debian based distros. What sets them apart from the rest in your opinion?
 
Old 07-11-2005, 01:54 PM   #5
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Well, amdrake,
1)- I find Mandriva is REALLY bloated.
2)- Debian based distro's give you a better feel of control.
3)- Could you use Mandriva as a server? (I'm sure you can, but why when there is better stuff.
4)- Your taste.

The only way YOU will ind out is to try Debian/Debian based.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 02:07 PM   #6
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I will try one. Is Ubuntu a good place to start? I prefer GUI based package installation.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-11-2005, 02:54 PM   #7
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A few years ago I bought Debian Woody, but I had such a hard time with the install that I gave up. Since then I have tried many different types of distros with their various installs.

Ubuntu gave me a better feel for the Debian install. So I took the plunge.

To be completely honest I still have Ubuntu installed on one of my hard drives, but I have about 20 hard drives laying around all with various linux distros on them.

I have two 'puters one is my main (Debian) the other is for testing.

What set Debian or Debian based distros apart for me was the apt package manager for me that was way better than rpm dependency round robin.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 04:20 PM   #8
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amdrake

If you decide you want to use Ubuntu, after you install it go to this site.

http://ubuntuguide.org/

Believe me when I tell you it is a very, very good source of information.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 05:59 PM   #9
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LOL...what debian user uses RPM? RPMs are so yesterday.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 06:02 PM   #10
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Hey, occasionally I have used an rpm on my Debian box. The command is simply

pcghost@neptune$> alien packagename.rpm
packagename.deb created.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 07:34 PM   #11
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Thanks for that tidbit Pcghost
 
Old 07-11-2005, 07:55 PM   #12
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Your very welcome.

I was actually quite surprised how well alien works. It is rare to find something in RPM format that hasn't been packaged for Debian years ago, but occasionally, like the Novel client for linux, Alien has been a life saver.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 01:44 AM   #13
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Usually apt-get but also Synaptic when I'm searching for something I need a more detailed description. And indeed, alien is a pretty handy tool.
One thing though, dinojerm, your poll is about packages, deb files in Debian, and I'd say compiling from source doesn't fit as a voting option.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 02:02 AM   #14
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kpackage is missing in the poll.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 02:10 AM   #15
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apt-get if I know what to install exactly
synaptic - for browsing packages searching and performing more complex installation tasks.
 
  


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