This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

Updating your system the Smart way

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.88.249.34] on November 08, 2007 06:15 PM
This is a hard one, Debian got this fixed long ago while the RPM package managers have hacked together a solution. While I like the idea of SMART being unified, I love apt and aptitude so much. Why don't the other distro's start using apt and learn to love life. When I first tried Debian (comming from Red Hat), I could not believe how wonderful apt was and is the main reason why I have never looked back. Now with Ubuntu I can have my apt for servers (debian) and my apt for workstations (ubuntu) so I am satisfied. You other Distro's should try Smart since it looks like the power-at-be don't plan on switching to apt and deb packages, what a shame.

#

Return to Updating your system the Smart way