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Re: [opensuse] Basic learning tutorials query
Linux Tyro said the following on 11/02/2011 09:02 AM:

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Redhat, mandriva, suse, mint .. use RPM packaging

Debian, ubuntu .. use deb packaging.

Ok, got about these package management tools.

Its about tools; its about the business decisions as to which packing to
go with.
Once you make that decision as a distributor all else follows.

It is NOT "If its RPM it must be redhat".
Its that Redhat decided to go with RPM.
Once Redhat made that decision they developed their tools.

You seem confused about the direction of causality.

The tools did not exist prior to then being developed by the various
distributors. The distributors existed first and they actually defined
the packaging.

I can drive any automobile, left hand drive, or right hand drive,
automatic or shift; three, four or five gear. I can drive pick-up
trucks and vans. I can drive the BMW mini and fill sized Caddy.

Yeah, means installing anyone and start learning that.. like openSUSE.

And more of your questions will be solved by getting on with it and
doing it and trying it and experimenting.

"Just Do It!"

You don't need to bother with this, Tyro.
Focus on getting your system installed and running under openSuse with
the openSuse distributions.


I look forward to hearing that you have the system installed and running
and you questions shift from the academic/hypothetical to the practical :-)

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Friedrich Engels
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