Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:03 UTC, submitted by Görkem Çetin
Linux "With thousands of packages to maintain, most important part of any distribution is indeed its package management system. PiSi is the package manager of Pardus, written from scratch in Python. By writing another package manager, our purpose was not to reinvent the wheel but to create a new kind of wheel that takes distinctive ideas from existing ones with also easy integration and maintanence in mind."
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nice
by necrosis on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:47 UTC
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2006-01-18

Their package looks quite impressive, although the number of packages may be restrictive.

I've been looking for a good source based (or rather source enabled) distro for a while, might give this one a try...

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Conary?
by John Nilsson on Tue 16th Jan 2007 01:09 UTC
John Nilsson
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2005-07-06

So the articel mentions RPM, DPKG and Portage. What about Conary?

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?
by tehehe on Tue 16th Jan 2007 10:48 UTC
tehehe
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2006-12-16

So basically it is like simplified Gentoo without many of its features. Right?

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RE: ?
by B. Janssen on Tue 16th Jan 2007 11:01 UTC in reply to "?"
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2006-10-11

If being used by trolls is a feature of Gentoo, than yes, Pardus is missing that (for now).

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RE: ?
by devnet on Tue 16th Jan 2007 18:55 UTC in reply to "?"
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2007-01-16

Nope.

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Another promising GNU/Linux distribution
by B. Janssen on Tue 16th Jan 2007 10:57 UTC
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2006-10-11

Pardus has become another promising GNU/Linux desktop distribution that fortunatly gets a lot of attention lately. Very good.

What i like about Pardus is the fact that they actually try to improve a lot of things, make stuff easier or improve usability, and not just present another combination of well known tools. Besides the package manager discussed here they work on the init system (Murdur), an application ability hub (Comar), an easy installer (Yali) and finally a much more straight-forward KDE control center.

I tested it a while ago (1.0 times) and i guess it got much better. It can't compete eye-to-eye with more established distributions yet, but if they keep up the good work, i don't doubt that Pardus will carve its place.

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Can I install packages offline?
by Joe User on Tue 16th Jan 2007 12:28 UTC
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2005-06-29

Is it necessary to be online to install applications? In other words, can I just copy a package onto my USB flash key and install it on my friend's computer that doesn't have connecivity with the Internet? Doesn't include dependencies? Or do I have to carry all dependencies on my USB flash drive as well?

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RE: Can I install packages offline?
by gorkem on Tue 16th Jan 2007 12:40 UTC in reply to "Can I install packages offline?"
gorkem Member since:
2007-01-16

Sure, just double click on the package and package manager will install it for you.

If a package has a dependency, then you need to carry it with the USB stick and install accordingly. Package manager will definitely warn you if there's an unmet dependency.

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

This sounds good. Is there a way to tell Pardus "Hey, I want to grab a package with all its dependencies"?

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SilentStorm Member since:
2006-09-22

on command line why don't you try "pisi it <package-name>"
OTOH user-space GUI installation tool automatically handles dependencies

edit: added OTOH sentence.

Edited 2007-01-16 14:20

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emturan Member since:
2007-01-16

you can use "pisi info package_name" on command prompt. it will show the dependencies.

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