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Re: [FLAME WARNING] Linux Standards Base and Debian



On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 02:14:20PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> this choice of using the rpm binary format should be reconsidered
> IMNSHO.  i don't really care whether you use the debian ar+tar+gzip,
> or just plain .tar.gz, just use something i can extract *anywhere*
> with the most basic and standard tools, without having to go and
> compile rpm or some rpm archive extracter.
> 

RPM is just a cpio archive.  Or at least that was my impression.  So
GNU cpio should work just fine.  

           
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