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RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- To: Marcus Brown <Brown at sw dot mke dot etn dot com>
- Subject: RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- From: Robert Read <rread at datarithm dot com>
- Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 11:32:02 -0700 (PDT)
- cc: Robert dot Cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk, gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
What about the Debian .deb tools? I've never compared the two side by
side, but Debian seemed have a better handle on package dependencies and
also a better support for upgrades. The package selection application was
a bit obtuse, though.
On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Marcus Brown wrote:
> I think this would be a good idea, but in the spirit of Red Hat, rpm
> would be a better installation method (BTW, it has been ported to
> cygwin32, not by me, but I have been using it). Also, the source of
> each "tool" or "component" should be on the CD for easy reconfiguration.
> I dunno, just my 2 cents.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert.Cross@scottish-newcastle.co.uk
> Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 4:10 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: CD-based distribution (was Another
> Here's what I'd like to see in a GNU-WIN32 CD
> distribution. I'll call it 'Blue
> Socks' to distinguish
> it from 'Red Hat' Linux ....
> Basic system using InstallShield or similar installer.
> Able to cleanly
> uninstall whole system.
> Full Unix paths, (/usr, /home, /etc)
> Manual pages plus support programs (man, grotty, etc).
> EGCS (C/C++, plus make only - no Fortran, Pascal, etc)
> X-programs, such as xterm, xtetris, etc.
> At the risk of being real unpopular, I'd prefer the
> current two distributions,
> i.e. a user and
> a programmer distribution. The programmer distribution
> would include all in the
> distribution plus:
> Emacs or Xemacs (the latter preferred as Emacs on NT is
> pretty darn good
> Other programming languages (esp Fortran, Pascal)
> Graphics libraries, (where licensing allows), JPEG,
> GIF(?), TIFF, PNG.
> What do other people think about this?
> Bob Cross.
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