Re: why .deb?
I think there is a .deb file while teh debian
package format was before the
Redhead .rpm was realized.
Therefore the Question is:
Why Redhead do a own package format ?
Von: Marc Haber <Marc.Haberemail@example.com>
An: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Datum: Mittwoch, 6. Januar 1999 21:21
Betreff: why .deb?
>Last night, I had an interesting conversation with my ISP about the
>old distribution war. He brought me to Linux a year ago with SuSE and
>I have converted to Debian in fall 1998 while he is still with SuSE.
>He said one of the major reasons why he still uses SuSE is the
>"strange packet format" that Debian uses.
>I don't know the historical reasons, but why does Debian have its .deb
>format? Does .deb have major advantages over .rpm?
>Is there a FAQ that explains these historical decisions Debian has
>Any hints will be appreciated.
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