[oclug] General Debian questions from a Redhat guy.
bhall at linuxgruven.ca
Sun Aug 11 16:58:34 EDT 2002
> On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 01:47:33PM -0400, Richard Wayne wrote:
>> I was VERY impressed by apt-get, it may be worth switching to
>> Debian for that alone!
I agree. I've been using Debian exclusively on my machines for a few
years now. It's great. I had used RH/MDK/SuSE and FreeBSD before that.
I especially liked FreeBSD as it seemed lighter than the Linux distros. I
find that Debian gives me all of the speed and stability I enjoyed with
FreeBSD while giving me the flexibility of Linux. No flames intended, I
still have the utmost respect for all of the products I mentioned. It's
just that for me, Debian offers the best of all worlds.
Heck, you can even get a lot of the speed gains that source-based distros
offer by using the Pentium build optimizer and recompiling key packages
such as glibc with apt-get -b source <package name.>
>> 2) Where the best place to find Debian documentation? Especially
>> Debian administration tools? (debian.org does not seem to be up to
>> Redhat when it comes to documentation)
> /usr/share/doc is the best place to find the documentation. Debian
> specific docs can be gotten with:
> apt-get install doc-debian
Be sure to apt-get install dwww as well. This provides a searchable html
version of all of your system docs. You can get at it by going to
> Welcome to Debian. Enjoy the Freedom.
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