[ale] sharing an experience....debian....
PBoyington at polyengineering.com
Wed Feb 11 14:04:02 EST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Morris - IQ
> Subject: [ale] sharing an experience....debian....
>...I've always been afraid of Debian with it's infamous hell-installer,
>but with it's new Beta installer, I decided to try it.
the "old" one was not that bad. and you can install Debian through several
> The only main difference is that I formatted / with reiserfs
> instead of ext3 with FC1.
i have used reiserfs on different systems for years and have had no problem.
>Do many of you use Debian?
there are some of us here...
> I will probably stick with Debian on this machine to learn about the
> different ins-and-outs.
careful, Debian is addictive. some folks can't get over the fact that you
only really need to do an install once. after that you just "apt-get" for
any and all updates.
>I absolutely *love* apt-get for debian. I have used it with rpms on
>redhat, but it seems better with debs...dunno...
i would think it would be a native environment type of issue. yes you can
make rpms work with apt-get, but it was built with debs in mind. opinion
and probably flawed (skewed?).
preston (who hasn't had time to play with his Sid machine...)
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