the 'which distro' question

C M Reinehr cmr
Fri Mar 2 07:35:58 PST 2007

On Friday 02 March 2007 08:57, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks!

Debian has an application called alien which will install RPM packages on a 
Debian system.

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