"Kenneth E. Lussier" said:
>On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 13:54, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> Personally, I beginning to think it's far easier to just install a 
>> base OS (similar to what you get with commercial UNIXes), then do 
>> something like apt-get or rpm-up2date to install new, non-OS stuff.
>This is what I have been doing for quite some time. I have one Debian CD
>that I use to do a bare minimum install. Then I have an options file on
>a floppy that I created using `dpkg --get-selections`. When the
>selections are loaded on the new system (using dpkg --put-selections), I
>do an apt-get and go home for the night ;-) I haven't used RH since 6.2,
>so I don't know if there is a way to do the same automation with rpm. Is

Of course.  Mandrake has rpmdrake / MandrakeUpdate.  You can tell it to 
look at a mirror instead of CDs.

And there's Ximian's red-carpet.  I find it's better then rpmdrake.  Of 
course, I don't want the Ximian desktop on my servers.....

>rpm-get functional yet?

Tom Buskey

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