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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Network migration starting with squid.. help
  • From: Tony Whitmore <tony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 19:28:52 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <42825CED.7080909@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thomas Adam wrote:

> Distros tend to work from two primary package management file models.
> One is the use of RPMs, and the other are .DEBs (although this is used
> only on a specific distribution).

Not really true these days. A large number of distributions are based on
the .deb format, with varying ties of closeness with the Debian
distribution. Ubuntu, Mepis and Libranet spring to mind. The .deb seems
to be "the other" format to provide these days, after RPMs and source
tarballs.

Tony

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