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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Feb 4 17:28:49 EST 2010



Lori Paniak wrote, On 02/04/2010 2:07 PM:
> 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. I am
>> increasingly growing to believe that Debian package management is
>> ill-suited for the kinds of applications people actually want to run. 
> 
> I agree that not all software people want to run is in apt repositories
> - but it should be!  ...

And we're back to why Windows update doesn't do it all, either. Full 
circle.



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