[clug] Debian any good?

Pietro Abate Pietro.Abate at anu.edu.au
Thu Nov 20 22:13:46 EST 2003

you can try the knoppix cd, install it on the hd, change your
sources.list and start tracking unstable. It might be broken from time to
time, but lately there are (only !) 700 critical bugs open and it's
realease it due sometimes next year... Knoppix is not a debian
installer, but it might work for you...On the web there should be an
article about using knoppix as debian installer.


On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:06:02PM +1100, Brad Hards wrote:
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> Yeah, only joking. I know its got community support, I know its supposed to be 
> easy to maintain (even if I'm 100 times more familiar with RPM), and I'm 
> willing to give it a go on my new scratchbox (AMD2400, 1Gig RAM)
> But my last attempt at Debian (on a iMac) was a dismal failure. It was so bad 
> I went back to OS X. Two real issues:
> 1. Has the installer for Debian progressed beyond boot-floppies yet? What is 
> the right magic download to get something that I might be able to make work?
> 2. Is there some guide on doing parallel development without screwing the 
> dependency system? For example, if I'm working on KDE, can Debian handle 
> the .deb versions in conjunction with some stuff compiled from source?
> Or do I just download Mandrake 9.2 and FreeBSD?
> Brad
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