[Mageia-discuss] Mageia with Synaptic

Dwight Paige dwightpaige79 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 05:28:29 CEST 2010

On 09/26/2010 03:53 PM, lorne schachter wrote:
>   I've started using PCLinuxOS, so I've got some experience with
> Synaptic and I like it, especially when it goes through and tells you
> what else has to be installed when you do an upgrade/install.  It can
> sit on top of urpmi (I think, since I can do manual installs that show
> up in Synaptic also), so it makes a good add-on.
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> Lorne Schachter
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> On 09/26/2010 03:22 PM, paulo ricardo wrote:
>> When the mandrake joined with Conectiva they will throw away the
>> package manager developed by the Brazilian company, the "Synaptic"!
>> Synaptic began to be adopted in debian systems, and these systems now
>> exceed the mandriva!
>> We should keep the center of control over the exchange through
>> Synaptic package manager and deploy a second interface for users with
>> less knowledge.

Not sure if I get what this thread is about. APT and Synaptic are in 
Mandriva repos. I've used apt and synaptic in Mandriva, openSuSE, and 
Fedora. In Mandriva I actually prefer rpmdrake but the choice is and has 
been there since I started in Linux with Fedora Core 3. Whenever that 
was. Given that is that it requires apt for rpm.

Does anyone really think there's a snowballs chance in New Orleans of 
Mageia devs going to .deb packages? Not that there's anything wrong with 

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