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Re: apt-like package management on rpm based systems Was: [vox] boy, was that fast!

On Tuesday 25 June 2002 12:41 am, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ryan (ryan@mother.com):
> > Mandrake's apt workalike, urpm (does dependency resolution, package
> > databases for removable, local, and net, etc), acutaly works pretty well.
> It does, but....
> Please pardon my indulging a hobbyhorse, here.  Not intending to detract
> from what you said which is perfectly true and useful.
> The magic isn't -- and never was -- in the apt tool itself, but rather in
> Debian's enforcement of distribution/packaging policy. 

Yeah, I realize that. I do have force install packages on occasion when the 
dependancys are being weird, but I suspect that's because I'm prone to 
installing random stuff from other distros (usualy PLD, I've fount that thier 
packages work well with mandrake) A package manager can only ever be as good 
as it's packages....

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