Re: [linux-audio-user] A little scared of Debian, was Fresh PC waiting for basic installation - Advice?

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Date: Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 8:28 am

On 11-Jul-2004 Russell Hanaghan wrote:
} On Sat, 2004-07-10 at 09:14, RickTaylor@speakeasy.net wrote:

} Good god! The man has lost his mind!! "joyously AND happily"? ...

Well... Yes, yes I have.

} "SLEEP"??? HA! 8~)
}
} 'course, I'd like to try a different distro with a light front end and
} package based...If Thac gets sick up and fed with building all those MDK
} rpm's (big repository of all the latest Linux DAW stuff) I'm basically
} screwed because I don't have much luck building stuff on MDK.
}
} Just a side note...It's late, just got home from doing 2 gigs
} today...Debugged the crap outta my FX box all week and thought it peachy
} stable and it locked up on me toady in the middle of a gig! Ugh!! Oh
} well...delayed the start of a set a few minutes but it did come back up.
}
} > {Then again... kpackage looks like it could almost do it out of the box...
} > reads rpm, deb, whatever kiss is, slackware and bsd packages.
}
} So this has my eyebrow cocked to the north slightly...If I understand
} correctly, On a Debian (?) based system, you can run this "kpackage" and
} use any of the listed distro packages and not go thru dependency hell??
} Or can Kpackage do that on any Linux platform? Like on my Mandrake 10.0
} boxes and, I too, may experience "netwide audio joy and happiness"??
} >
} > ..."netwide" audio joy and happiness.}

It works on debian. You can still manage a trip to dependency hell if you use
severely nonstandard packages but, for the most part, that will be short lived
and related to that specific package. On Mandrake it would help you manage an
archive of rpms, help out with updates, etc... It's not apt-enabled for rpms but
you can always just download stuff. {Which still means that you have to mess
with some stuff but will help you out considerably.} It really is an excellent
package manager.

http://docs.kde.org/en/3.2/kdeadmin/kpackage/

Screenshots do a much better job of explaining the functionality of the thing:

http://www.general.uwa.edu.au/u/toivo/kpackage/

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Date: 11-Jul-2004
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