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Getting started w/ Debian

> Honestly, I didn't even use rpm a lot - preferring to compile everything 
> from source. Maybe it's because I like more control over the system 
> layout, but that is neither here nor there. I'm happy to learn whatever 
> I need.

You can compile packages from source as well.  apt-get source
<package_name> will do it for you.  These are source packages with
debian specific patches applied.  I suggest checking out the apt howto
to get a broader feel for how debian's package management works:


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