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Re: [vox] [zmcarrico@ucdavis.edu: shoud i get linux?]



I stand corrected.

Rusty

On Wednesday 17 July 2002 07:20 pm, you wrote:
> Thanks for your comments, Rusty.  Not meaning to jump on you, but just
> in the name of accuracy:
>
> Quoting Rusty Minden (clownsinc@attbi.com):
> > 3	Distributions of linux are like asking for a holy war we all
> > have opinions and some are well justified; others are well opinions :-)
> > There are two leading types of distribution (this is a MAJOR
> > SIMPLIFICATION) those that use RPM and those that use APT.
>
> Um, no.  You're mixing categories.  rpm corresponds to dpkg.  apt
> corresponds to urpmi, RHN, et al., and can invoke either rpm or dpkg
> underneath it.
>
> You meant to say "those that provide software packaged in .rpm format
> and those that package it in .deb format."
>
> Package-fetching tool:              apt suite, urpmi, RHN, etc.
> Package-installation/removal tool:  dpkg, rpm
> Package format:                     .deb, .rpm
>
> Conectiva fetches .rpm-format packages using the apt suite and installs
> them using rpm.  Linux-Mandrake fetches .rpm-format packages using uprmi
> and installs them using rpm.  Debian and Libranet fetch .deb-format
> packages using the apt suite and install them using dpkg.
>
> > APT = Advanced Package Management (or something like that :-) it includes
> > Debian, Libranet, Turbo Linux and a few others out there.
>
> Turbo Linux uses .rpm packages installed using the rpm utility, and
> (last I checked) had no automated software-fetching/dependency-resolving
> tool.
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