[lpi-discuss] RPM? DPKG?

ross brunson ross at brunson.org
Tue Apr 6 13:56:38 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 18:31, manfred at mosabuam.com wrote:
> I did the test here in Canada and opted to do the rpm version. Now I moved on
> and use mainly mainly Debian based systems. So yes, for the test you only need
> to learn one packaging system. And no, in reality you will deal with both so
> you should have an overview understanding of both.

I agree totally, who knows what the future will hold for Debian
packages?  I like apt-get more than rpm for just about any update
scenario, but the majority of systems use rpm, and in class we get about
a 20 to 1 ratio of people taking the rpm exam over the dpkg exam.


> manfred
> Quoting Eugenio Mastroviti <eugenio at evilbastard.org.uk>:
> > I was booking my exam with VUE, and I found that there are 2 different
> > LPI 101 exams I can book - LPI-101-RPM and LPI-101-DPKG.
> > 
> > The LPI cert is supposed to be distribution-agnostic - you're supposed
> > to know at least a little of both package management systems. Is this a
> > British thing or is the exam differentiated as standard even in other
> > countries?
> > 
> > Eugenio
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