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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
> http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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