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Re: .deb and .rpm package coexistance

On Sat, Apr 10, 1999 at 10:25:15AM -0600, Ward Deng wrote:
> I cannot agree more on Marcus' comments.
> RPM is a mess. This is why Debian is good. If we allow RPM get into
> Debian and mess up things, we should just go ahead to use RedHat. :-)

I want to clarify this. I think RPM is a good packaging system. It has its
strong and weak points, as dpkg (esp. the rpm source format has some advantages
over dpkg's).

So RPM is not a mess by definition. BUt the quality of rpm packages
available is what I am worried about. Another thing is that there do exists
incompatibilities, and people should be aware of them before trying to mix


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