[Gllug] Building a system from scratch

David Irvine co2cool at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 19 10:40:35 UTC 2002

On Fri, 2002-04-19 at 12:00, Walid Shaari wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-04-19 at 09:46, John Hearns wrote:
> > I'm looking into package management, installation and configuration
> > issues at the moment.
> > There's a lot of stuff out there (thanks to everyone who replied to
> > my post on dpkg stuff).
> > 
> > I had a quick look at the Archlinux site,
> > but it didn't have much to say about Pacman.
> > Are you willing to say a little bit about it?
> > And given that apt-get is possible on RPM based systems,
> > why should I be interested?
> John, pacman is at its infancy, its not superior to any other package
> management system, it just does the job it is inteneded to do atm, and
> will grow as AL grows. think of it as slackware Pakage Mgt. tools with
> an extra sync utitily added and thats is pacsync. I have just mentioned
> it because its simple in concept and implementation.
> on the other hand regarding Package managemnt! the LSB seems to
> reccomend a system based on RPM somehow!! so that rules tools such as
> pacman out in the mainstream distros. 

There is of course the wonderful stow which makes updating and managing
packages on single or multiple machines very simple.



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