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Re: Updating your system the Smart way

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on November 10, 2007 03:59 PM
Mandriva still uses urpmi. There has never been an apt solution for the distro to the best of my knowledge. Unlike SuSE which needed an alternative, apt for rpm, urpmi is good enough that an apt solution would be little better if not redundant.

There's a lot of really good package managers out there. I think it's more important for most distro's to manage their repository servers well than to agonize over a package manager. Of course there are some like SuSE that still don't have it quite right with package managers and server management. If anything Smart is an appeal to standardization. All I can say is, "good luck on that one."


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