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Title: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
Post by: A Future Pilot on August 01, 2012, 05:37:55 pm
So, just curious...I'm realized that synaptic package manager, although very powerful, is rather lacking in looks IMHO. I very much like how Ubuntu's Software Center looks, however it's EXTREMELY resource-intensive. Are there any alternatives that are more lightweight? (I know of Mint's package manager...Last I used it though, I didn't like it much...)

Thanks!
Title: Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 01, 2012, 05:44:12 pm
For which distro/version ?

There probably are, but I find Synaptic the tool of choice (at least for Debian based systems) .. I don't care much for "looks", a package manager IMHO needs to be "functional" not pretty, and Synaptic has that in spades :)
Title: Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
Post by: greenian2 on August 16, 2012, 02:50:16 pm
For which distro/version ?

There probably are, but I find Synaptic the tool of choice (at least for Debian based systems) .. I don't care much for "looks", a package manager IMHO needs to be "functional" not pretty, and Synaptic has that in spades :)

i agree its Synaptic all the way


are you using a rpm or .deb distro ?
Title: Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 16, 2012, 03:14:25 pm
Pretty much Debian based all the way .. every time I try sommat else, I find myself missing the apt tools .. and rpm's drive me up the wall if for no other reason than I'm just used to apt/dpkg :)

[EDIT]

That said .. you'll quickly learn I can change my opinion on just about anything at the drop of a hat ;)
Title: Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
Post by: greenian2 on August 16, 2012, 03:22:35 pm
i dont like rpm and can't get on with yum it just a personal thing i guess
Title: Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 16, 2012, 03:47:47 pm
Or YaST(2) .. grrrr
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