Wow. Welcome back for me. :)

seth vidal skvidal at
Wed Jun 29 17:21:35 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 19:17 +0200, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Mi, den 29.06.2005 schrieb seth vidal um 18:59:
> > > Keep in mind also that one of the principal points of differentiation
> > > for distros -- substantial points -- has to do with RPM vs APT.  It is a
> > > difference which can carry an adoption.  Each suits different people on
> > > its merits and respective frictions.  All's to Good.   
> > 
> > rpm vs apt?
> > 
> > You're kidding right? I thought we had finally put this one to bed a
> > while ago.
> > 
> > okay: rpm == dpkg
> >       apt == yum or apt-rpm or whatever.
> > 
> > just so we're clear.
> > 
> > -sv
> I fully agree, Seth. It has ever been incorrect to compare rpm with apt.
> On the other side it is exactly this comparison people come over with
> when there is the naming of Red Hat Linux and now for a while Fedora and
> Debian on the other side. Red Hat as a linux distribution is still in
> the heads of many, many people (at least I can say that for people I use
> to speak with here in Germany) as the "rpm dependency hell". Thats sad.
> So I think it would be good if we would place yum more into the focus
> when promoting Fedora.

I genuinely think we should probably make the gui tools like pup and
friends good enough that no one needs ever think about the name of the
commands. :)


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