[techtalk] tty lockup

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Fri Mar 9 17:03:09 EST 2001

On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 11:59:24AM -0600, ktb wrote:
> 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.  
> kent

I run apt-get on my debian box, but I have rh on the other one.
Good advice, though.

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