[kwlug-disc] is it just me, or is debian package management painful?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Aug 13 21:43:41 EDT 2009


On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:

> Going to debian from Mandriva (which is RPM based) was a mindset
> change for me.
>
> The old way was using Google to search for .rpm's, find which
> version they are built for, downloading them, installing them using
> rpm -ivh, only to find that there are unmet dependencies.
>
> These days are gone with Debian. The repository solves all that.
>
> Yast tried to solve that, but still, if you want to rpm -i
> something, you have to go to dependency hell.

  but no one uses "rpm" directly much anymore.  it's all yum.

rday
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