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:

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.


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