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Re: RPM (Was Re: Deity project schedule problems)

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:

> From: Lalo Martins <lalo@javali.com.br>
> > Not serious? I almost unsubscribed and started uninstalling
> > Debian machines when I read that. DPKG and .deb are about
> > 150% superior sollutions, and you can't improve RPM because
> > RedHat makes very sure it's proprietary.
> As long as the majority of people still think dpkg/dselect are 150%
> superior, we'll stick with them. Is that how everyone feels?


> However, I reject your point that it's proprietary - RPM is GPL-ed.
> It's also a finished program and we have the source code in hand.
> That does say something for it :-)

dpkg is a "finished" (are there any really finished programs out
there? Gnu hello perhaps ;)) program too, isn't it? The problem is with
the frontend, not the packager itself... And IMHO rpm doesnt have a
better frontend... And i think the command line dpkg is much more flexible
than rpm...


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