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MachineOfTheMonth: The Evolution of Debian Package Management Systems

Aug 26, 2001, 21:49 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Mullikin)

[ Thanks to Glenn Mullikin for this link. ]

"It used to be that things were simple but not anymore. That program you want to install may require a ton of dependancies to be met. You can try and do that by hand but I'll bet you would like to have a way that it can be done for you, automatically. Got an internet connection? I want to tell you about some programs that can help you keep your system up to date.

I want to introduce you to some of the package management programs that I would like you to consider as a new user of Debian GNU/Linux. I have graphical user interfaces and I have some that run off a console. It's your choice and I am not going to try and make it for you.

So without further ado, let's get started shall we?"

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