best line from an lwn article, EVER
March 19, 2008
This is worth the cost of the paid account:
“Dpkg, of course, is the low-level package management tool used by Debian-based distributions; it is the direct counterpart to the RPM tool used by many other systems. Like RPM, it is a crucial component in that it determines how systems will be managed – and how much hair administrators will lose in the process. And, like RPM, it apparently causes a certain sort of instability in those who work with it for too long.” – Jonathan Corbet from: http://lwn.net/Articles/273714/
Just so we’re clear: I’d just like to say fedora had the problem of various forks of our package management system long before ubuntu did. Once again, fedora is ahead of all the rest.