Re: installation question

Nathan Widmyer (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 21:02:55 -0500

Judge lest not ye be judged.  rpm's are just plain simple because you don't need to
bother with external programs like pkg_add, pkg_del, et al.  All you need is rpm and
it'll take care of it for you.  Don't turn this into a argument because it is totally

Michal Vitecek wrote:

>  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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