[rescue] Re:EMACS

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 27 23:06:54 CDT 2001

Well, first, so far I haven't met a package management system that I could
get along with.

The big pain was when I wanted to update a piece of software that was yet
available as a deb.  It just freaked out at my uninstalling GTK so that I
could source install a newer version.

Then, it would start to install some packages and constantly fail (this
was even before I started doing source installs on the machine).  And I
just always give me a hard time (by recommending I uninstall it every
single time) over what it thinks are obsolete packages, even though half
the time there isn't a replacement yet available (like Squeak's packages
for instance).

Joshua Boyd

On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> > I had been trying to run my debian machine through apt-get and related
> > things.  I've come to the conclusion that it is a bad idea.  Get a minimal
> > install using the provided tools, then do everything else by hand is what
> > I used to do, and it is what I'm going back to.
> Just out of curiosity, how did you come to that conclusion?  I quite
> like it, and have found it works really well, and can even easily
> get apt-get to allow me to take care of certain packages myself...
> I've had a friend who couldn't stand apt, but then he couldn't stand
> ANY package management system.
> --Kurt
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