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Re: [FLAME WARNING] Linux Standards Base and Debian

Previously Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> Is it true that Debian approved this "standard"?

Yes. Basically we needed a standard that people could accept and that
could be implemented quickly. Obviously rpm was the only solution,
and a subset of rpm is used to make sure that that will work on
non-rpm based systems as well.

There are two ways to handle those packages on Debian systems
now: one is using alien, and the other is using Albert's dpkg-rpm
patch which makes it possible for dpkg to use those packages

On a longer timescale we'll likely move to a new packages format,
but that's not for LSB 1.


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