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Old 10-19-2003, 08:03 AM   #1
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deb vs tgz pkg

I need pkg manager for my lfs and I don't know witch to use deb or tgz. Witch is better?
Old 10-19-2003, 08:42 AM   #2
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that's a matter of personal opinion.
Old 10-19-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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Hi kvikki,

tgz doesn't relate to package management. Generally .tgz files are gzipped tar archives of source code- i.e. you need to compile the software yourself rather than install precompiled binary packages (a la Windows)
Old 10-19-2003, 10:31 AM   #4
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I was talking about slackware tgz pkg. I am going to use checkinstall make pkg so I can uninstall and upgrade pkg later
Old 10-19-2003, 02:12 PM   #5
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Like kptnkrill suggested, this is really a matter of what your comfortable with and or your choosing. You could use any of them really or even install both to use.


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