Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE

Craig White craigwhite at
Sat Dec 24 03:22:22 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-12-23 at 20:47 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 12/23/2011 05:15 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> > So, yes, the gap has narrowed, but still, even today, the Debian
> > family don't have the admin tools that SUSE boasts, and the RPM-based
> > distros don't have the elegant, mature package-management system that
> > the Debian family do.
> Caldera had the good sense to just use rpm as Red Hat did, since they 
> were a red-haired step child, so to speak. Ole Donnie caught hell, on 
> the Caldera list, when Caldera had about their 3rd or 4th release and 
> about a week or so later Red Hat came out with a new and improved 
> version of RPM that nailed ours. It's not always roses when a distro 
> competes with another. Ric
that's bs - Red Hat always makes their code available upstream and thus
any Linux can use code from any of their packages including the package
manager itself... the source was always available to everyone.

There are always issues with the timing of releases especially
considering that updated packages should get some amount of testing
before making it into a 'stable' product.


This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list