Smart Package Manager on Ubuntu

Dave Walker dave at
Tue Jun 21 12:44:00 UTC 2005

Paul M. Bucalo wrote:

>I would like some feedback from anyone currently using Smart Package
>Manager on Ubunutu 5.04. I'm hesitant to use it in my system without
>some positive experiences from those already using it in Ubuntu. 
>Btw, I already have experience using Smart Package Manager in other
>distro's, so I am looking for evaluations, not opinions on it worth. :0)

Now I personally don't think SmartPM is a great idea.  It will have 
problems in time.  Each distribution places files in a different 
location, it will have to find out what you are using and realign where 
files are going.  If anything they would make it for Debian, which if 
you ever tried adding a debian repository to ubuntu is bad news, and not 
for us.

I would use it if I had a need, I have everything I want through apt and 
RPM's through alien.


Dave Walker
Computer Science House
azrail at

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