DVD as repository
j.hart at orange.nl
Wed Feb 7 07:50:41 UTC 2007
Andy Harrison wrote:
> Now that's funny, "dummed" down. Was that intential? Good one, either way. :)
Yes, that's one of the reasons why Ubuntu is more popular than Debian.
> So, in just a few sentences, you jeer ubuntu for somehow being less
> debian-like and then you also point out that the very tool causing
> this jeer is comes straight from debian?
What I mean by that is that while Ubuntu is LIKE Debian, it isn't
Debian, and the developers of Ubuntu should take more care in pointing
out the differences. I once tried to install kvirc from a deb and was
told "Kubuntu isn't Debian, that's why the .deb didn't work. If you
want the truth, there are quite a few packages in the ubuntu
repositories that don't work on Ubuntu because they come strait from
debian unstable via a script that runs daily.
> How much time do you think a novice is going to spend on a
> distribution that requires them to edit numerous text configuration
> files to get what they want. Front end tools are necessary since,
> very often, changes to provide the desired result require the
> modification of *several* text configuration files.
I can agree with you on that point. The fact that all of the files are
text, does not make it easier for a new user to locate them. As for
editing /etc/apt/sources.list, while it is possible to do it by hand,
both adept and synaptic have front ends for it and there are sites such
as http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic/ that help people choose
> If you wish to stay within the spirit of debian, then don't switch
> away from debian only to bitch about things that make it different
> than debian (although in this particular instance, it actually *is*
> like debian).
Perhaps you misinterpreted my rant. I like Kubuntu, I like Debian. I
just wish the differences were less. It used to be that Ubuntu was an
easy way to setup Debian. Now it is a whole distro on its own. Whether
that is good or bad is entirely up to the user.
Distro bashing is the last thing I want to do. No matter which distro
someone uses, it's still Linux. I still run Kubuntu, so that doesn't
mean I dislike it.
More information about the kubuntu-users