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Re: Red Hat Package Manager debianized

'Christoph Lameter wrote:'
>Gated is not available on Debian (strange licensing) but is available for
>Redhat. So I sought for a way to install RedHat packages under Debian and
>debianized the Red Hat Package manager rpm. I was able to install gated
>with it.


>Installing this package means that you have two competing package managers
>that know nothing about each other on your system!

Uggh.  Yuk.  Is there any way to hack this to not cause chaos.  Some
poor user soon is going to convert their Debian system into a
Debian-Red Hat hybrid and I don't want to help them debug it.

I guess the appropriate question is what happens if you install a Red
Hat package that conflicts with a Debian package?  Does rpm silently
overwrite things?  If not, then my conscerns are unjustified.

Christopher J. Fearnley            |    Linux/Internet Consulting
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