Re: installation question

Michal Vitecek (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 02:41:10 +0100

 man :) u really need to know how tar.gz package and dependency system work
 on other systems before u say how good rpm is.  it's nonsense to discuss
 it with u when u obviously have no experience with pkg_add, pkg_del and
 other package tools for .tar.gz packages. (hint: tar.gz packages can be
 compiled already, and it _tells_ what other packages u need, what
 dependent packages there are on a given package etc.).

Nathan Widmyer wrote:
>I know what you were saying but rpm is better than tar.gz because it installs it
>all correctly, more than tar.gz because it's all compiled and if you need another
>package to install it, it will tell you unlike tar.gz where the configure script
>must say if you need it.  Chances are that Debian and others copied Red Hat's
>Package Manager because Red Hat is more or less the pioneer in Linux for the main
>base of consumers.


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