[CentOS] 5.3 on an EeePC??

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Wed Apr 29 18:57:17 UTC 2009

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, nate wrote:

> It's more about the repositories themselves, the QA behind them,
> the integration of packages. A single unified source for patches,
> security fixes etc.
>> From Debian 5.0 (lenny):
> Total package names: 29647 (1186k)
>  Normal packages: 22400
>  Pure virtual packages: 319
>  Single virtual packages: 2154
>  Mixed virtual packages: 209
>  Missing: 4565

oh please -- move advocacy to a new thread raher than 
hijacking.  Quantity does not imply quality, and AWOL 
maintainers who move on is a problem in all of FOSS

> No need to go to 3rd party repositories, no need to worry about
> overrides, worrying about a 3rd party repo overwriting another
> package on the system, very wide selection of well tested packages
> (and yes I stick to Debian stable, haven't needed to run 'testing'
> since about 2002).

and so R-2.9.0 is not available to you, and if your users 
wanted R-xts, to extend zoo [which extends R], the only place 
for those packages in Debian packaging are r-forge and CRAN 
(as they are not in any 'official' Debian archive, and only 
in the independents).

-- Russ herrold

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