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Re: Debian.rpm

On Fri, 2002-01-04 at 12:11, David B Harris wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 17:56:58 +0100
> martin f krafft <madduck@madduck.net> wrote:
> > it would be possible, you know. an RPM that basically substitutes
> > every installed RPM by the corresponding DEB. that would rock ;)
> Well, what you're suggesting isn't really feasible ;)
> But it would be feasible to package up a Debian chroot in an RPM. Too
> bad it would have to be huge to have a reasonable subset of useful
> Debian packages :)

All you'd need is the very basics. (libc, dpkg, apt, basic shell tools,
etc.)  Then the user could apt-get whatever else they need, or install
from a Debian CD.  ^,^

This would be a lot like how some distros let you run Linux inside a
Windows partition, except it'd be Linux in a Linux partition (so
RedHat/etc. users don't have to repartition to try Debian).

> Dave

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