ppimley at climax.co.uk
Mon Jan 13 11:58:57 GMT 2003
From: Julian Rawcliffe [mailto:julian.rawcliffe at ntlworld.com]
> I despise RPMs, and I dislike the wealth of options with the Red Hat
That's what made me move from RedHat to FreeBSD in the first place. On
RedHat, I'd quite often be in the situation where installation had given me
a version of something, and I wanted to update from a .tar.gz downloaded off
the net. The chances of the new version going exactly over the top of the
installed one were roughly nil, and from very early on I realised it was
unwise to try uninstalling the RPMs! I feel so much more in control when I
use the ports on FreeBSD.
I guess what I'm saying is this: If I want a desktop system, I'll go into
ports and make myself one. Ditto for any other use.
I hear there's now a linux distro that is doing a similar thing to the ports
system (www.gentoo.org), but I can't find a way to install it over the
internet. That's another nice feature.
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