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Oliver Jones oliver@d...
Mon Apr 25 18:17:11 NZST 2005

> > I personally am perfectly happy to install a bunch of extra packages,
> > when necessary, to get things to work.  Especially now when we have
> > groovy tools like apt and yum to solve and download all the dependencies
> > for us.
> I'm not, the distro's core package management should take care of this.
> Debian and Gentoo both do (though I'm not a fan of waiting for things
> to compile).

dpkg doesn't take care of the dependency resolution any more than rpm
does.  It is apt that does the magic.  And yum comes as default on
RH/FC.  It is almost as good as apt.  Apt is very easy to install if you
want it.  Or you could use Smart... 

                   Oliver Jones » Roving Code Warrior
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