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[FLAME WARNING] Linux Standards Base and Debian

The last version of the LSB <http://www.linuxbase.org/spec/gLSB/gLSB/swinstall.
html> says:

Currently the LSB does not officially specify a package format; however, the 
recommended package format is RPM (Version 3) with some restrictions listed 
below. RPM is the defacto standard on Linux [sic] and supported either 
directly, or indirectly by the widest number of distributions. The intent is 
to in the future replace this format with a new format currently being 

(End of quote)

So, LSB is not a specification for Linux-based operating systems but for the 
subset of them which uses the RPM format. Moreover, the FAQ 
<http://www.linuxbase.org/spec/faq.htm#pckg2.1l> says:

This arrangement was agreed up on by the major distributions including deb 
ones (eg Debian, Storm, Corel) as well as RPM based ones (Red Hat, SuSE, 
TurboLinux, Caldera, Mandrake).

(End of quote)

Is it true that Debian approved this "standard"?

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