Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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by jason v on Thu 4th Sep 2003 00:49 UTC

I did try to install it using the command line and it did tell me it was going to uninstall all of KDE. I also tried it in synaptic, but it didn't give me any of those messages. It just went ahead and did it. I guess synaptic is a little dangerous that way?

I just set my system to "unstable" and re-installed KDE. I just told it to install kdetoys and it seems to be reinstalling everything (what does MYSQL and apache have to do with kdetoys..?), maybe this will work. It's been quite a few hours now, so I'm not sure how it will turn out.

I just want recent versions of mozilla, k3b and quanta on this machine. It'll be curious to see what it takes to get there.