Re: Re: Package formats and software distribution on Linux
Sorry for the delay, I've been very busy last week.
>> 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 <email@example.com>,
>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.
Thanks for the hint. I've posted the specification on the
distributions mailing list. The spec can be found here: