Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:19 UTC
Linux "Many Linux distributions have taken the path of easy GUI-based installation, in order to appeal to a broader mix of users. But not Arch Linux, which emphasises simplicity of technical complexity over general usability. Richard Hillesley explains."
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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flmX9GYwyiI&feature=player_profilepa...

GParted as a dependency of GTK-QT engine!!

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

+1

pacman is terrible, AUR is worst

Better get Gentoo is you want a flexible distribution. It has the best, but the slowest package manager.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Portage is quite good IMO. I think there was a distro that was using NetBSD's pkgsrc ... but I forget it's name.

My favourite package tools are OpenBSD's ... I find they very simple to use. Ports system works flawlessly to.

I am mainly like Redhat based stuff since I used to look after a server room of CENTOS servers. So I don't mind YUM ... I am sure some people hate it.

Edited 2011-09-17 05:12 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Portage is good, its the packages that are created for portage that suck. Compile directives are often changed from one minor version of a package to another without any explanation or warning. You have to be pretty careful emerging a new version of a package. Which, can be pretty painstakingly difficult when a ton of dependances are attached.

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gelendir Member since:
2009-01-08

This is just plain troll bait. The problem was fixed ages ago. We could also go on about how gentoo messed up more than once with the libpng fiasco, eh ? Bottom line, every distro has had its hiccups. (Gentoo and Arch included)

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Zbigniew Member since:
2008-08-28

The best package manager is... no package manager. Hint: Gobolinux.
If not Gobo-solution - there's always possibility to use Zeroinstall. Why the package managers, when actually there's no need?

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RaisedFist Member since:
2005-07-06

so you come and post a video older than one year... things have changed and that was fixed.... pacman is one of the best package managers I've ever worked with.. and AUR works very well if you use one of the community built scripts (like packer or yaourt).


# pacman -Si gtk-qt-engine
Repository : extra
Name : gtk-qt-engine
Version : 1.1-2
URL : http://code.google.com/p/gtk-qt-engine/
Licenses : GPL
Groups : None
Provides : None
Depends On : libbonoboui kdelibs

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I suspected that it is fixed now (I didn't bother to check) ... but it shouldn't have got like that in the first place. Alarm bells should have been going off in that guys head when he was packaging it.

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eldarion Member since:
2008-12-15

As you can see here http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/gparted/, gparted is NOT required by any package. That was probably a bug. The youtube link is from 27 de Fev de 2010!!? You really are desperate.

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