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    From the "I didn't know they could do that dept."

    It seems that APT is bent on world domination.

    http://apt.freshrpms.net/

    I need apt-get install oilchange

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    I love APT-Get (sniff,sniff)
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    Ditto :w00t: :mrgreen: .
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    Anyone use Apt-get and emerge? Just curious as to the differences. I have only ever used emerge and I was totally impressed.
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    apt-get parses it's database faster (emerge _really_ needs to get sped up). apt-get provides binary and source packages, emerge is source only for many of it's programs... different syntax

    there you go, thats about it

    EDIT:

    oh yea, IME emerge breaks way to often

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    Cool, thanks for the break down maccorin. I am going to have to throw Debian on a machine and play with apt-get.
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    Bah. Apt. bah.

    tar zxf oil-change.tar.gz
    cd oil-change
    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/oil/pan
    make && make install

    Thats the only true way to do it...... :wink:

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    Emerge is great, maccorin is dead on about the database slowness though, but that will be improved, just wait, there are alot of things that are constantly being improved apon as far as portage goes, and so far its only going up. Debian is a whole hell of a lot more mature, but I think that is part of what makes gentoo so much damn fun. Sure things break (this is becoming more rare, as I mentioned in another post so far NOTHING i have merged has broken except some development packages) but fixing things is fun and incredibly educational. I can't wait to see how Gentoo is doing when it hits Debian's current age.

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    I have never used emerge before, but I have used APT-GET to death! For me, a dial-up user, it is a great way to get software, and it looks after the install and configure all by itself. I cannot explain further just how great it is. emerge does sound good too though. Best way to use try Debian is to do a Knoppix install as a Debian style system. Just boot the knoppix cd, then open a console and type, "sudo knoppix-installer" and follow the prompts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beezlebubsbum
    ... Best way to use try Debian is to do a Knoppix install as a Debian style system. Just boot the knoppix cd, then open a console and type, "sudo knoppix-installer" and follow the prompts.
    Just did a Knoppix HD install... It's pretty sweet :w00t: . The only other Debian install I've done that's just as easy was Libranet; but Knoppix is free, so... :mrgreen:
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