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28604Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Help choosing the right Linux Distro

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  • Frederick Minix
    Dec 2, 2010
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      There is currently a RPM module, which has been re-written by an outside
      developer.  He is currently seeking to bring this to Redhat and others. 
      However, he is finding problems contacting those who can make this decision.  If
      anyone has information please send it to me immediately!!!  I have myself seen
      his module and it works great.  It solves many of the problems with RPM's.
      Again, if you have any information please email it to me as soon as you can.

      From: Scott <scottro@...>
      To: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, December 2, 2010 12:52:55 PM
      Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Help choosing the right Linux Distro

      On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 01:23:55PM -0000, dbneeley wrote:
      > The standard application manager for Kubuntu is KPackageKit, which I abor.
      > As for RPM, please someone correct me if I'm wrong--but last I heard the RPM
      >resource database kept on your system lacks sufficient discrimination when it
      >comes to required dependencies--that was originally a major reason it was to be
      >completely rewritten. Has this been done?

      Yum, the front end for rpm, (I don't know about the GUI package
      managers) has handled this quite well for a long time.

      > Regardless of the front end used, if installing a new app creates dependency
      >issues for ones already installed, that would seem a very bad idea...and before
      >I went to Debian-based distros, that happened to me more than once on both SuSE
      >and Red Hat. Has this been fixed?

      I've not run into it, which may, of course, only mean it's fixed on the
      packages I use. :)

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