[LUNI] Testers wanted: apt on Red Hat Linux 7.1
csieh at fnal.gov
Mon Dec 3 17:05:00 CST 2001
On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Scott Thomason wrote:
> The availability of packages included in the standard distro (like ssh)
>has since been overcome, but, like Debian, the size of the distro has
> to accomodate it. And they now have an installer (up2date) that "wraps"
>RPM and does the dependency checking. These things should no longer be
> an issue for RH.
It is not free. You have to pay for up2date service. You also cannot
make your own up2date server.
> >>> maney at pobox.com 12/02/01 11:53AM >>>
> At this point in time, it's been some years, so most of it is secondhand. I
> didn't like the lack of a package manager - the user-interface half of it,
> as I discussed last time. From all I hear, installing an RPM that needs
> some other packages that you don't happen to have on board already is still
> a very manual process. There seems to be a general tendency for things that
> I couldn't live without to exist only as "contrib" packages (which has a
> very different meaning for Red Hat - those are the ones that come from Joe
> Random Hacker and have no support or QA, yes?). My last experience was
> helping a friend get ssh installed - it wasn't in the official release,
> which was shocking. (this was recent enough that Debian had had OpenSSH in
> main for long enough that I couldn't imagine living without it, but I'm just
> not sure when exactly it was)
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