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Fedora Core Fedora 8 Test 2 (7.91) has been released with isos and trees for i386, x86_64, and ppc(64) and 3 live CDs (KDE, developer and Electronic Lab). Update: Preview of Fedora 8 here.
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Yawn, another RPM vs. DEB flamewar
by lindkvis on Fri 14th Sep 2007 10:14 UTC
lindkvis
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2006-11-21

RPMs and Debs are for all purposes that most people care about equally good. Yum and apt-get perform the same tasks with pretty much the same features. Although yum at least used to be quite a bit slower than apt-get. A problem which has mostly been fixed.

Both systems can end up with "RPM/Deb-hell" if not handled carefully, particularly with multiple repositories.

The only difference worth caring about has little to do with the technical differences of the system, and more to do with how good of a job the packagers do. Debian/Ubuntu has a massive advantage here, given the amount of good packages available to you.

Personally I think it is a mistake to care deeply which package system your Linux distribution uses. The overall gain by having every distribution use the same system is massively larger than the minor gains you may get by chosing a particular packaging system.

RPM/DEB? I simply don't care as long as the packages themselves are nicely and sanely done.

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

rpm/deb .. imho doesn't matter. What does matter though is the repos. Are there many mirrors? Are those repos on high available servers? Is the control within reach of the distros policies? etc..

As long as a user can simply issue "<fill in> install <package>" and all dependancies are met automagically itīs ok.

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Aaron1 Member since:
2006-01-19

The overall gain by having every distribution use the same system is massively larger than the minor gains you may get by choosing a particular packaging system.

I second that. There are too many package systems out there.

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