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View Poll Results: What is your preferred Linux Package Management System?
Conary 0 0%
dpkg / APT 160 45.98%
Pacman 27 7.76%
Portage 17 4.89%
RPM / urpmi 10 2.87%
RPM / YUM 50 14.37%
RPM / ZYpp 12 3.45%
tgz / pkgtools 26 7.47%
tgz / slackpkg 36 10.34%
tgz / slapt-get 10 2.87%
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:59 AM   #76
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I proffered RPM / YUM
Old 09-20-2014, 12:24 PM   #77
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I like both pacman and apt-get. But I will use whatever the distro offers.
Old 09-20-2014, 12:34 PM   #78
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I think kinda distro dependent aren't they? My favorite is Debian! So...
Old 09-22-2014, 10:44 AM   #79
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I voted DPKG/APT because that's the most common I encounter; heck not even knowlegable about many of those.

My REAL fevorite is:
tar -xvf <filename>
cd <directory>
sudo make install
Old 09-23-2014, 06:41 PM   #80
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pacman on ARM.
portage on anything larger.
Old 09-24-2014, 10:31 PM   #81
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Zypper because the sat-solver
But I like slackware approach to have language and library dependencies already installed so I don't have to deal with
Old 09-26-2014, 07:21 AM   #82
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I voted tgz/slackpkg and my second choice wasn't listed which is rpm/apt
Old 10-12-2014, 09:00 AM   #83
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I'd choose Pacman, under Arch all-the-way.
Although there are things I really like about Slackpkg, Yum, & Apt as well... NOTHING comes close to Pacman IMO
Old 10-13-2014, 12:51 AM   #84
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Portage works well for my tastes, pkgtools is nice too but honestly, I prefer no package manager.

If you can't use ./configure && make && make install && make clean, then don't even bother.

Make is absolute best package manager period, and even though I had to select the closest thing to it, I choose Make any day.
Old 10-13-2014, 09:43 AM   #85
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What I like in FreeBSD 10 is that if make keep failing on a particular package, I can use pkg to install the pre-compiled binary.
Old 10-13-2014, 10:57 AM   #86
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Pacman under Arch Linux has been working extremely well for me since 2004, so I'll stick with that until a good reason to change comes along.


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