Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 16th Dec 2007 00:04 UTC, submitted by obsethryl
Gentoo A relatively lengthy Q&A with Ciaran McCreesh about Paludis, the Portage alternative for Gentoo.
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RE[4]: I love Gentoo
by yokem55 on Sun 16th Dec 2007 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I love Gentoo"
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You know, RPM can do everything Portage can do, but better and faster, and it also has really good binary support.

It's been a while since I've uses an rpm distro, but can rpm provide a variable dependancy tree that changes based on how you configure a package? For example, if I want to install a gtk package that has optional gnome integration, can I easily disable that integration and not pull in a whole bunch of gnome dependancies?

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RE[5]: I love Gentoo
by siride on Sun 16th Dec 2007 18:38 in reply to "RE[4]: I love Gentoo"
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Yes, because RPM does dependencies based on libraries and files, not based on package versions and numbers. In this fashion, that kind of thing "just works" without any special features.

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