[kwlug-disc] What's the best desktop distribution?

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Thu Feb 4 14:21:23 EST 2010


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Lori Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-02-04 at 13:04 -0500, Paul Nijjar wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 07:53:46AM -0500, Lori Paniak wrote:
>> >
>> > In a deb-based system, I can upgrade *all* installed applications and
>> > the OS with two lines:
>> >
>> > apt-get update
>> > apt-get upgrade
>>
>> .... provided you have installed ONLY packages from APT repositories.
>> This has always been an issue with Perl modules, but it is getting
>> worse with Ruby gems and Drupal modules and who knows what else.
[ ... ]
> As a last resort, there is nothing to stop you from creating your own
> deb packages - even if all the package does is copy a pile of php into a
> directory.  With the appropriate install and remove scripts, you can
> cleanly automate upgrades.  Put the packages in your own local repo and
> tell sources.list about it then you use your favourite dkpg frontend to
> manage them.

If only there were some sort of regular, public meeting, where one
could learn of such technological wonders.



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