Quick poll

David A. Bandel david.bandel at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 17:06:36 PDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Lonni J Friedman <netllama at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 9:16 AM, Ken Moffat <kmoffat at drizzle.com> wrote:
>> Yes, you are spoiled by Debian, as am I. I recently tried Fedora, but
>> it's just not Debian. Although, they do have an FC9 114meg net install
>> iso that you specify the repository for, so it could be either local or
>> internet, I guess. I suspect Fedora is a poor choice for older hardware.
>> There must be server only iso's out there that don't require X.
> One thing that all of you new Fedora users are misunderstanding is
> that Fedora's network based installation options provide ZERO
> packages.  Maybe Debian does things differently (Ubuntu certainly does
> not), however Fedora uses yum on its backend (soon to be PackageKit
> *sigh*) which uses the concept of a package repository to determine
> which packages are available to the installation.

Debian doesn't provide packages per se.  It provides a framework, then
looks for some packages on the server, checks if they're up-to-date,
but mostly just asks which repository you want to use (providing a
list) and d/l just what is needed.


David A. Bandel
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