[Ilugc] Debian installation
- From: prabhu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Prabhu Ramachandran)
- Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 23:58:14 +0530
"SRS" == Suresh Ramasubramanian <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> I manage. So I atleast have one case where the reverse is
>> true. Its not like Debian policy forces you not to install
>> packages from source.
SRS> Not debian policy - but the installations are so completely
SRS> different that a standard source install will hopelessly
SRS> break things.
SRS> Not so in slackware or freebsd.
I haven't had a major problem with any of the packages I've built and
installed under Debian. That said, I probably haven't tried
over-writing an existing deb. But if one were to subvert the package
management tool, one gets one deserves. If one uses the debian
package then things ought to work. I am not sure what exact packages
you specifically are talking about. I have 40 odd packages that work
fine (and some of them are non-trivial builds). If its an issue of
one or two packages needing some shoehorning I don't believe that is a
problem either, since you are afterall willing to install things by
hand. Where is the problem?
In any case forget it, you don't necessarily have to explain your
opinion. All I am saying is there are lots of folks who swear by
Debian and like the distro, please respect their choice.
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