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2 reasons why small package repository is better than large

Jul 27, 2009, 12:32 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Obviously, it is very handy to have every possible package just couple of clicks away. Instead of looking for the package, understanding its version system and available architecture. Instead of looking for the vendor’s web-site, seeing all the ads, etc. What you do is just open Synaptic manager, enter the name of the program, or just a couple of keywords describing what you need. Then you do couple of clicks and you’re done.

"But when I started using this system I found that there’s something broken in it. There are several things that bother me.

"Yes, most of the programs are easy to install, but still, some programs are not in the repository. Others are outdated. Here is one example."

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