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Old 08-28-2018, 03:25 PM   #1
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Looking for distro mainly for development


My main distro is currently Manjaro and I'm completely happy with it. However sometimes I need to use programs only available in deb or rmp and packets from AUR might not work as they should. So I'm looking for a distro that supports these packages, DE is irrelevant, rolling release would be nice but not necessary. I'm currently thinking about using Fedora or openSUSE (not sure which release).
 
Old 08-28-2018, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to LQ.

Some people like to use CentOS for development. Fedora would be a good choice too. I ran Fedora for a few years, loved it:-

You said that there are certain packages and programs that you need. When you have time check the repo's and make sure that you will be able to pull in those pkg's and applications that you need.

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I'm currently thinking about using Fedora or openSUSE (not sure which release).
Going with the most current would be the best practice. That way everything will be supported and kept up-to-date.

Installing from src could be a real challange keeping an application or program up to date so again check the repo's.

https://fossbytes.com/best-linux-dis...ng-developers/

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-...for-developers

Good luck-
 
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:03 AM   #3
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sometimes I need to use programs only available in deb or rmp and packets from AUR might not work as they should.
i am having difficulties with this.
please be more precise.
what exactly do you need, and how exactly does it not work as it should?
 
Old 08-29-2018, 11:10 AM   #4
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As you've probably noticed, more developers offer deb packages than offer rpm.

On the rpm side, Fedora can be very experimental and the rolling-release version of OpenSUSE is not as smooth as Manjaro.

On the deb side, most mainstream distros would probably offer more prepackaged software than Manjaro, so you might not find yourself going to the developers so often. Any of the Ubuntu family, with the 6-month release cycle, would do.
 
Old 08-29-2018, 12:19 PM   #5
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don't underestimate the AUR.
 
Old 08-29-2018, 06:15 PM   #6
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don't underestimate the AUR.
Which distribution would you choose for development?
 
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I use Gentoo. That does not mean that you should as well.
For development, I can generally recommend OpenBSD.
 
  


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