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32BitsOnline: Debian's Superior Software Management

Nov 15, 1999, 17:19 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dustin Harriman)

"As I write this article, there are four major distributions that have standardized software package file formats (that I'm aware of, at any rate: new Linux distributions seem to pop up almost on a daily basis these days)...."

"Debian's packaging scheme goes beyond these three other distributions."

"Debian is superior in how packages are stored and organized; they are sorted in a standardized directory structure, whether they reside on Debian CD's or FTP mirrors. This makes automating package retrieval a lot easier."

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