the 'which distro' question
C M Reinehr
Fri Mar 2 10:48:21 PST 2007
On Friday 02 March 2007 11:55, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> Leon Goldstein wrote:
> > Tony Alfrey wrote:
> >> <snip>
> >> Is it a problem for you that they use different package managing
> >> systems? Can you put rpm-based things on a Debian box?
> >> Thanks!
> > Libranet installs RPM's after a trivial setup: mkdir /var/lib/rpm, then
> > rpm --initdb.
> > It's probably the same for generic Debian once the RPM suport packages
> > are installed.
> > Some apps, e.g. Applix 5.0 and StarOffice 8, expect to install in an RPM
> > environment.
> > There are some workarounds, e.g. alien, but I have no major problems
> > installing these with the normal installation scripts once RPM support
> > is set up.
> That's very interesting news. It does, however, look like Libranet is
> not being built currently. I see a variety of stuff on Google that
> doesn't look too promising re: Libranet.
> This package issue looks like an important consideration.
Libranet is a sad story. It was a very good distribution, based on Debian,
but the principle developer died of cancer about two or three years ago. I
think his son wanted to carry on but wasn't financially able. Today, even the
domain registrations have lapsed, so Libranet seems to be well and truly
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