[Mageia-discuss] Mageia with Synaptic

Jan Ciger jan.ciger at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 12:13:29 CEST 2010

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 9:22 PM, paulo ricardo
<paulo_ricardogo at hotmail.com> 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!

I think you meant Smart not Synaptics. Smart is still available in the
Mandriva repos.

I just love these kind of pointless threads. I still haven't seen any
arguments why rpm,urpmi and rpmdrake are bad or what would be gained
by switching to deb, apt, synaptics or whatever gizmo of the day.
However, what I *can* see is that most of these "arguments" (or lack
of thereof) stem from GUI preferences of individual people, not any
technical merits of one system or another. Making decisions with
profound impact isn't going (hopefully!) happen on who is the most
vocal person, so please - either provide real arguments, or stop this
pointless discussion. Even better, just stop it, because this topic
was rehashed ad-nauseam on Cooker several times already and I do not
see what we gain by producing more useless e-mail traffic.

Many thanks,


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