[techtalk] tty lockup

ktb x.y.f at home.com
Fri Mar 9 12:59:46 EST 2001

On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 09:16:25AM -0500, David Merrill wrote:
> It's Ximian's new update agent. Works very much like dselect. I know
> the debian folks have been planning an update to dselect, but it seems
> Ximian has beat them to it. And it supports both rpm and deb packages.
> It is pretty cool, but still in beta and rough around the edges.

Have you taken a look at apt-get?  It's been out for over a year or so.
The only thing I see it doesn't do that red-carpet does is seamlessly
handle rpm's and of course the big advantage of red-carpet is if it
works well cross distribution.  One disadvantage is, if there is only a
GUI version.  There is no way I would run any GUI on a server.  Apt-get
can snag security updates, install the updates, restart any services,
all from a cron job.  I wouldn't want to be swapping rpm's and deb's on a
server either.  

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