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RE: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)

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.
> Marcus
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> 		Sent:	Tuesday, August 11, 1998 4:10 AM
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> 		Subject:	CD-based distribution (was Another
> website....)
> 		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 
> 		user
> 		distribution plus:
> 		Perl, 
> 		Tcl/Tk, 
> 		Emacs or Xemacs (the latter preferred as Emacs on NT is
> pretty darn good 
> 		anyway).
> 		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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