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Re: [vox-tech] gentoo's "portage" vs. debian's "apt-get"
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Re: [vox-tech] gentoo's "portage" vs. debian's "apt-get"

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 12:24:22PM -0800, Michael J Wenk wrote:
> > 
> > A downside: there's no corporation behind Debian, so some complex things 
> > can take a long time to get upgraded. They're still testing out XFree 
> > 4.3 for example, not yet ready to upload it into Debian/unstable.
> > 
> Another plug towards gentoo, the dependency management is fairly good.
> I have not had any issues with it, however I for the most part avoid
> testing/unstable packages.  Also, you have the ability to compile a
> package, insert a stub and have portage know about it.  In other words,
> if you're system has an anchient perl5 and you want perl5.8, you can
> pull it down, and stub the package and not have it break the whole
> apt/dselect system. 


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