Joined: Mar. 2004
||Posted: Mar. 12 2004,20:37
From the DSL site:
"Now for the warning:
Damn Small is not derived purely from Debian, if you 'apt-get install' the wrong application you may break something, for instance, the X servers."
After burning and trying a bunch of distros, I'm really trying to whittle things down. DSL seems like a good fit for my needs (to be truthful, it's Luit Linux I'm considering, which is largely based on DSL), but the warning is giving me pause.
If we install dpkg are we good to go re apt-get? Are there any rules of thumb that we can use to help avoid breaking stuff (like, say, any pkg that involves the foo library/pkg avoid like the plague)? If we install something that does break something else, is it usually a great big pita to fix, or is it easy to roll it back somehow?
Any tips will be greatly appreciated. I think I'm close to settling in to a distro that will be the best compromise for me.