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Re: .deb and .rpm package coexistance

On Thu, Apr 08, 1999 at 02:55:31AM +0000, Martin Held wrote:
> Wouldn't it be nice if dpkg could just go *poof* and do such a thing,
> without converting the rpm?

NO, this would be a bad idea. A very bad idea.

It would give the impression that it may work reliable.

Installing rpms on Debian machines is DANGEROUS. Installing rpms from SuSE
on RH is dangerous, too. Same goes for any pair of Linux distros.

If you want to help, join the LSB.


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