[ardour-users] CCRMA vs. AGNULA

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Apr 5 13:03:16 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 12:45, TommyDrum wrote:
> | greatest advantages: the freedom of choice.
> | for example, distrowatch lists 386 linux-distributions... ;)
> |
> | and while i never tried ccrma or agnula i personally would tend to
> | agnula in favour of APT to RPM. i also found debian much 'lighter' than
> | redhat/fedora and the beauty of debians package system is superior*.
> Look 'rpm hell'. 

Sigh... Look up 'dpkg hell' :-)

Same problem. Same solution: use apt in both cases (or yum or smart for
rpm - all package dependency resolvers that work on top of the native
packaging system). "RPM Hell" was a known problem a long long time ago,
apparently it takes far longer to know that there is a solution to the
problem, and that it is the same as in Debian. 

RPM is not practical without apt/yum/smart. Dpkg is not practical
without apt.

Caveat 1: Debian was obviously first with apt and it solved for dpkg
exactly the same problem that rpm alone had (AFAIK, I'm not a Debian
expert), apt was latter ported by Conectiva to use rpm packages as the
packaging infrastructure. Yum was originally created by Yellow Dog (yum
== Yellow Dog Updater Modified), it is now used by default in Fedora.
Smart is pretty new, I have not tried it yet, but it is said to be the
best of the lot.

Caveat 2: it may be easier to find packages in Debian than in Fedora,
but that would be "finding a package hell" and not "dependency hell" :-)

-- Fernando

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