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28597Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Help choosing the right Linux Distro

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  • Scott
    Dec 1, 2010
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      On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 01:44:34AM -0500, J wrote:

      > On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 01:20, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:
      > > On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 05:47:13AM -0000, dbneeley wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >>
      > > It handles dependencies, gives you ways to work around
      > > them, and has one nice featuer that may or may not be in apt, the
      > > "provides"--for example, if you try to build a package and get
      > > libwhatever.so.5-1/2 not found, you can run
      > >
      > > yum provides */libwhatever.so.5-1/2.
      > >
      > > It will then search its database, and come back whatever packages may
      > > provide this particular library.
      > >
      > For those of us who no longer wear the Red Fedora, there is apt-file like so:
      >
      > bladernr@klaatu:~$ apt-file search /lib32/libdrm.so.2
      > ia32-libs: /lib32/libdrm.so.2
      > ia32-libs: /lib32/libdrm.so.2.4.0
      >
      Ah, very handy. Thank you Jeff.

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