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View Poll Results: What is the best package management system
Source all the way!!! 5 22.73%
RPM's 4 18.18%
DEB's 2 9.09%
TGZ (slackpacks) 10 45.45%
Whats package management????? 1 4.55%
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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Best Packaging System


I was just curious to know what your favorite packaging system is ?
And why is it your favorite?

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Old 01-05-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
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RPM's are good, but the sort of install on the system rather than unpack, DEB's are for debian specific machines. TGZ (.tar.gz) is pretty much the only universal packaging system (other than .zip).

Besides, you should not have put in DEB and RPM for they are not packing systems, but more installation packing systems. You should have used BZ2, ZIP, etc...
 
Old 01-06-2004, 01:53 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by linuxbotx
TGZ (.tar.gz) is pretty much the only universal packaging system (other than .zip).
no, TGZ refers to the .tgz packaging system in slackware linux. it's like an RPM. it does not refer to .tar.gz which is used just for compression.

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Besides, you should not have put in DEB and RPM for they are not packing systems, but more installation packing systems. You should have used BZ2, ZIP, etc...
he said packaging systems and not packing systems. packaging is what you call installation packing.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 10:09 AM   #4
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Why isn't Gentoo's emerge system on that list?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 10:50 AM   #5
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i really agree with .deb
its such easy to use , easier than rpm ... sources are automatically managed.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:04 PM   #6
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I agree with antik; where's portage?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:12 PM   #7
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.TGZ

Slackware is best.

There is nothing like Slackware and Swaret.

I love swaret.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:20 PM   #8
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TGZ's all the way..... slapt-get is my new toy.... Who said TGZ's dont have dependency-checking?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 01:14 PM   #9
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I like RPMs best, but only if they're managed with a good APT repository. Otherwise, DEBs are best, since most distributions that use them are just Debian mods, they can be easily set up to use Debian's apt repository (the most extensive and best one around, IMHO)
 
Old 01-06-2004, 01:41 PM   #10
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I'm sorry for not putting in Gentoo's Emerge system. I am also not very familiar with Gentoo. Does Gentoo use it's own packaging format?
 
  


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