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Re: Package formats and software distribution on Linux

Eugene Gorodinsky <e.gorodinsky@gmail.com> writes:

> A while ago I participated in a discussion here about the debian
> package format. Quite recently I tried to spark up a discussion about
> package formats on the LSB list but did not get any replies

Can you point to the message (preferably via its Message-Id field) so we
can see what it was saying?

> hopefully this discussion will be more welcome here. Constructive
> crticism is welcome, so feel free to critique.

To be honest, I'm not sure what response you expect to get. There's not
much substantive to respond to in your message: yes, it would be nice to
have a common package format, but I don't see what in particular you're
proposing be done about that.

Such a discussion would IMO best be done at the freedesktop.org
distribution collaboration forum <distributions@lists.freedesktop.org>,
to gather input from the various distributions. Perhaps you could post a
more specific proposal there, and post here (and likely points in other
distribution-specific discussion forums) inviting interested parties to
join that thread.

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Ben Finney

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