Posted by: Anonymous
on November 10, 2007 03:05 AM
Those of us that use apt-get/Symantic are fortunate. The RPM world is not as community minded in that their are commercial entites there looking for advantage and package management is an area where they can differentiate themselves and they do not always share what they learned.
If you stay withing the core applications, that is, default applications and a few others provided by your distro (e.g. Ubuntu) apt-get/Symantic may be all you'll ever need. If you venture out beyond the core applications Smart may be an new and improved option as Apptitude is for apt-get w/ it's Symantic front-end . Smart represents a convergence for Linux, one that is much needed in that the options today are endless and quality varies. Let's develop it to take Linux to the next level.