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Old 12-02-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Are there any distro agnostic linux distros out there? (read to see what I mean)


By distro agnostic I mean a linux distro, that permits to install anything from any distro repository whatsoever. E. g. it would ideally install packages from debian, bsd, ubuntu, fedora, etc without risk and system complaints and accommodates for distro specific directory/path requirements, etc. Is there anything like that out there?
 
Old 12-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Well BSD isn't Linux, it's a Unix descendant, so it's different than Linux.

.deb and .rpm packages can be installed on different Linux distro's, although you will likely have to modify the make files. You can also build from source on all if you have all of the dependencies.

Using the package manager for the Linux that you are using is easiest by far.

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that permits to install anything from any distro repository whatsoever
No.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 10:27 PM   #3
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just noticed that I wrote 'wee' instead of 'see' Ahhh why can't I edit the title this is embarassing!
 
Old 12-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #4
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I thought Yoper Linux used to offer installing different distros packages, such as rpm, deb, etc. I don't hear anything about it anymore, so I'm not sure if it's still being developed.

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #5
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just noticed that I wrote 'wee' instead of 'see' Ahhh why can't I edit the title this is embarassing!
No worries
 
Old 12-03-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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The problem with that agnostic approach is that different distributions are most of the time not compatible. They have different paths for installing software, use different compile options and link against different versions of libraries. You also would have to install those dependencie yourself, I doubt that such a system would be able to handle automatic dependency resolving.So I would think that such a distro would be destined to break sooner or later.

When I think about it, I think that Slackware is the closest distro to that.
 
Old 12-03-2011, 11:05 AM   #7
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Short answer, No!

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Old 12-03-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
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For the most part no, as said earlier slackware is the closes to doing this, have been able to install .deb amd .rpm with a little bit of work and with limited success on slackware

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #9
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You can convert .deb or .rpm to Slackware packages, but it's far better to build and install packages from source with slackbuilds.
 
  


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