Gubuntu (Portage in Ubuntu) :)
mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Thu Mar 24 16:33:19 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 11:28 -0500, sunmicroman wrote:
> Yup, that's about it. And IMHO, it is the best package
> manager/installer of any Linux distro on the planet.
When I tried Gentoo 2 years ago, portage only checked dependencies upon
install, but /not/ uninstall. Meaning that it was perfectly possible to
ruin a system be removing the wrong package. Has this changed since?
> Better than
> apt-get and WAY better than yum. Mainly because it seems to have like
> 10X the software than any repository
Debian has ca. 15,000 packages in Sarge. I doubt Gentoo has as many
(couldn't find a number though), and in any case has not ten times
> and gets updated daily.
You can have the same thing if you run Hoary (or later Ubuntu
development branches). In fact, Hoary seems to be updated several times
Note that you can expect approximately the same stability from both:
things _will break if packages are distributed without intensive
Most users can't or don't want to put up with that, and it is the
distro's responsibility to assure stability. If a distro does that, it
can't update daily. It's a trade-off really.
Users who can cope with distros that update daily have a wide choice
(Debian Sid, Ubuntu Hoary, and others), not just Gentoo
> I would
> love to see this incorporated into Ubuntu. I like Ubuntu and use it as
> my main distro simply because it saves me the hassle (and hours) of a
> Gentoo install (unless you use Jollix).
I would rather Ubuntu stays sane
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