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Posted on 12-07-2000 03:53 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Scott Brady

>> What are anyone's experiences installing Debian 2.2? I'm about to try it in
a couple of weeks and I'm curious as to anyone's experiences. It will be the
first non RPM based distro I've tried since Slacware when I started with Linux
almost 4 years ago. Thanks! Patrick Dunn <<

I'm running Debian 2.2 on both my workstation and my network gateway. I've
had it for about a month now (switched from RH 6.0) and have been very
pleased. The best part of Debian has to be by far the APT system. I can
download and install any package distributed by Debian (almost 4,000 I
believe) with one command:

$ apt-get install PACKAGENAME

Ever find yourself stuck in an RPM dependency blackhole? Doesn't happen with
APT. It automatically calculates and satisfies any dependencies you have.
Very slick.

If you have any questions feel free to drop me a line.

Scott Brady
scott at interwebds dot com

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