the 'which distro' question

Tony Alfrey tonyalfrey
Fri Mar 2 06:57:08 PST 2007

Man-wai CHANG wrote:
> Tony Alfrey wrote:
>> So I'm getting a new box like everyone tells me to do and now I'm trying 
>> to figure out what to put on it.  I'm an rpm kinda guy in that in the 
>> past I've used rpm from a terminal to install most stuff because I don't 
>> trust a lot of these installer things like YAST.  And most of my older 
>> apps that I want to run on my new box are rpm things.  So it occurs to 
>> me that things like kubuntu that are based on debian require debian 
>> packages, not rpms?  And there seems to be a lot of grief of one sort or 
>> another with SuSE 10.2, so am I left with something like Fedora?
> My vote to Ubuntu and Fedora Core.

Is it a problem for you that they use different package managing 
systems?  Can you put rpm-based things on a Debian box?

Tony Alfrey
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"I'd Rather Be Sailing"

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