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Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to feature a huge interview with most of the developer team of Arch Linux, including its founder, Judd Vinet. If you are curious about this young and promising Linux distribution, dig in for more!
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Portage vs. Pacman
by Chris on Thu 31st Mar 2005 00:03 UTC

I don't know what all the hubbub is about, and why people have to keep bashing one over the other. I'm a Gentoo nut and haven't tried Arch, but it looks really intriguing. The only reason I haven't tried it is because I'm way happy with Gentoo, and I have enough on my hands learning Linux to try another distro. But I used to use SuSE till I got fed up with RPM. I'm sure Pacman is a great package manager, but since I haven't tried it I'm not gonna stick my neck out and say that Portage is better than Pacman. I think it's safe to say enough of us have had enough bad experiences with RPM to want to try something else. I'm at the point where I prefer meta distros anyway.

I have almost no trouble with Portage, except when I get brave and try to emerge a masked package. I'm sure all those other package managers have their merits, too.