[Mageia-discuss] Attention, please

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Feb 23 16:11:49 CET 2011

On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:35:12 +0000 (UTC)
André Machado <afmachado at dcemail.com> wrote:
> We all know that, nowadays, Ubuntu is the distribution most widely used and
> known worldwide. Many users are afraid to try other distros because they are
> accustomed to Ubuntu and many remasters are Ubuntu or Debian based.
> We also know that RPM-based distros are not anything DEB-based distros and often
> are more stable and faster. URPMI is incomparably superior to apt-get.

Please note that Debian's and Ubuntu's recommended tool for package
management is now aptitude, not apt-get.

Also, being used to both Debian and Mandrive, I'm not sure how urpmi is
supposed to be that superior. I tend to prefer its command-line for
querying (urpmf vs apt-file, urpmq vs "aptitude whatever"), but that's
a matter of taste.

Also, in the end, what matters most is the quality of the packages



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