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ice60
July 26th, 2007, 05:26 PM
which distro do you think has the best repos including 3rd party repos, and why?

i quite like suse's once i've added extra repos - guru, packman and some of these -
http://fulloffacts.com/felipe1982_linux/channel-list-102

i like the search engine for the extra repos here -
http://benjiweber.co.uk:8080/webpin/

i don't try out too many distros, but want to find out which distros have good repos.

timcredible
July 26th, 2007, 06:05 PM
you'll find that suse repos aren't synced well and installing an app from one repo will break another app that you installed from another repo. ubuntu repos work very well together and have a lot of stuff. pclos repos are also very complete and work well.

bread eyes
July 26th, 2007, 06:16 PM
...PCLOS's repos are also very complete and work well.

Is that even possible?

Steve1961
July 26th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Ubuntu and Debian are hard to beat. Fedora's aren't bad but tend to be fairly slow

kknd
July 26th, 2007, 06:21 PM
I was a openSUSE user, and for me Ubuntu repo's is the best.

mostwanted
July 26th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Wow, I remember trying out Suse 10.1 and back then their repos were horrible. Half the packages couldn't be installed and the rest managed to break my system. I've always thought Ubuntu's repos were incredibly reliable, even during the upgrading mania of a new release.

init1
July 26th, 2007, 06:49 PM
which distro do you think has the best repos including 3rd party repos, and why?

i quite like suse's once i've added extra repos - guru, packman and some of these -
http://fulloffacts.com/felipe1982_linux/channel-list-102

i like the search engine for the extra repos here -
http://benjiweber.co.uk:8080/webpin/

i don't try out too many distros, but want to find out which distros have good repos.
Debian, and the distros based on it. Definitely. Vector has some repos too, but GSlapt isn't very good.

juxtaposed
July 26th, 2007, 06:50 PM
Debian.

ice60
July 26th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Wow, I remember trying out Suse 10.1 and back then their repos were horrible. Half the packages couldn't be installed and the rest managed to break my system.i've been using the repos (on 10.2) with the smart PM and can only think of one time something broke, i can't remember exactly what it was now, but i fixed it.

i was thinking of installing linux from scratch, i think you can pick a distro to base it on?? so i'll use debian. thanks for the replies :)

tbroderick
July 26th, 2007, 08:14 PM
FreeBSD.

LookTJ
July 26th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Imo, Arch has a more updated repo. and they have AUR.

Arch packages: http://archlinux.org/packages/search/?sort=-last_update

AUR(user's repos): http://aur.archlinux.org/

racoq
July 26th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Definitely Debian and Ubuntu for reliability and speed

Extreme Coder
July 26th, 2007, 11:45 PM
-Mandriva
-OpenSUSE
-Arch Linux
Best repos after Debian.