Re: [FLAME WARNING] Linux Standards Base and Debian
Wed, May 09, 2001 at 02:14:20PM -0800 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.
This is a very important point. I hope those involved in the standardization
effort will consider this point. Even in non emergency situations I have
attempted to extract data from an rpm on a machine withouth rpm (documentation,
for example) and have not been successful.
> Ethan Benson