[LUNI] Testers wanted: apt on Red Hat Linux 7.1
Simon L. Epsteyn
seva at sevatech.com
Sun Dec 2 04:30:13 CST 2001
> > I've tried Debian (potato) a number of times, never liked it (am going to
> > try woody some time).
> Can you explicate what you didn't like?
Well, I couldn't do a network install with one floppy, I couldn't automate
the install, that alone is worth Red Hat. I can't recall other specifics
right now, but I got an unfinished feeling with things, for example some man
pages were in /usr/doc/man others /usr/share/doc/man, for no reason, which
not only broke makewhatis (man -k didn't result in full search) but was
just annoying, reminded me of Mandrake.
Also, debian doesn't actually have real releases, sure they tag things
release sometimes, but can one install original Potato right now? Other
then saving stuff, no. Say you are running "enterprise", and you want to
update your old but stable release. With Red Hat, I'll grab my wu-ftpd for
Red Hat 6.2 and go on, with Debian? Sure there is source package, but then
build deps have evolved and I have no interest in upgrading libfoo and
libbar and tool baz.
As soon as I find the floppy drive for my Vaio, I'll install potato or woody
and try to note things.
BTW, what do you have against Red Hat? (no compiler is not broken)
> > Does DEB support GPG/PGP signed packages yet?
> Dunno. I remember that this has been on the list of things to come for a
> while, but it's never been something I was watching closely.
I just grabbed a random .deb from potato and don't see it being signed
(there is an md5sum, but what good is that if it's not signed), do others
really not care about that? I can't imagine that..
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