Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:50 UTC, submitted by Valour
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "MandrivaLinux will shortly introduce a new round of releases for its Corporate Server, Corporate Desktop, and PowerPack Edition GNU/Linux distributions. While preparing to review these operating systems I sent some interview questions to Mandriva's CEO, Francois Bancilhon."
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RE: Kudos for their OEM channel
by gnemmi on Thu 14th Sep 2006 21:21 UTC in reply to "Kudos for their OEM channel"
gnemmi
Member since:
2006-08-17

PCLinuxOS apt4rpm & Synaptic

That's actually Conectiva's technology =P

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JeffS Member since:
2005-07-12

"That's actually Conectiva's technology =P"

The beauty of open source - everyone can use other's work, and build upon it.

PCLinuxOS uses apt4rpm beautifully. And it's a wonder to me why other RPM based distros don't use it as the primary package manager. Fedora uses Yum, which is pretty good, but I find apt4rpm to work much better. Also, Synaptic is much better than any of the Yum GUI front ends.

Also, Mandriva (which Connectiva is now a part of), defaults to urpmi - another good RPM package handler/dependency resolver. Then RPMDrake is really good.

But I still find apt4rpm with Synaptic, on PCLinuxOS, to be the best of the lot.

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gnemmi Member since:
2006-08-17

The beauty of open source - everyone can use other's work, and build upon it.

yup .. yet still ... credit should go where credit is due ...

But I still find apt4rpm with Synaptic, ..., to be the best of the lot.

And so do I ..

BTW, is PClinuxOS using "bm" (build manager) to create it's rpm?

Edited 2006-09-14 22:37

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