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I have no problems whatsoever with RPMs...I am actually pretty fond of them. I think it's a nice, easy way to install stuff....
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    I have no problems whatsoever with RPMs...I am actually pretty fond of them. I think it's a nice, easy way to install stuff.

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    I prefere Debian myself, but I don't see what this has to do with RPM and DEP.
    I don't see any big difference. IMO they're very alike.

    PS: DCC will use both.

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    For me (someone who's come a considerably long way from Knoppix 3.6), rpm's are great.

    I haven't learned as much about Linux as I'd like to, so I don't know much about packages and the stories behind them. I'm a complete idiot when it comes to compiling source, in the months that I've used Linux I haven't done it once correctly. RPMs and Autopackages are my saviors. Something like yum in fedora is great.

    I guess I kinda got lost there. Basically my opinion is; if it's automated and I'm not screwed after the install, I like it. Typically I don't install many things in Linux so I haven't had much experience.

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    It's been a while since I had to get down and dirty with RPM dependencies and such, thanks to yum, apt-get and suchforth, so I really don't mind them that much.

    If I can't install it using yum, then I tend to try to install it from source, so either way I don't end up hating RPMs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nortis
    RPM's definitely made it easier for me to use linux as a total newbie.
    As long as theres no dependancies, anyway yum is an easier system and so is apt-get
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    Quote Originally Posted by winter
    As long as theres no dependancies, anyway yum is an easier system and so is apt-get
    They're both just fronts, you're still using RPM.

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    I'm curious, how does everyone feel about RPM's?
    I like them fine. In spite of what many perceive as deficiencies in dependency resolution (which may very well be a problem) I have never had problems I could not resolve.

    I am getting a bit into the ports system FreeBSD uses as well. Very slick. I know next to nil about the workings of Debian package management so I have no comment.

    But to the original question, I give RPMs a thumbs-up for my part.

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