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Re: Was the release of Debian 2.0 put on Linux Announce?

On Tue, 4 Aug 1998, Ed Cogburn wrote:

> > In what ways is Debian non-standard?  We have the FSSTND, and soon FHS.
> > Any vendor can install into /usr/local (and soon /opt) on a Debian
> > system with the guarantee that we won't munge their stuff!  How many
> > other Linux distros can say that?
> 	Its going to take more than declaring /usr/local off limits to solve
> the problem of inter-distribution operability.  There's the problems
> with shared libs (versions/locations), and different package management
> systems.  And no, 'alien' is not a safe and complete solution (subtle
> errors can still happen); this is pointed out in the LSB forum on
> freshmeat.  These are the problems that LSB appears to be aimed at.  I
> just hope that the LSB 'process' doesn't end up trying to ram RPM down
> everyone's throat.

This is my main worry though I could ALMOST accept that if there was a
text-based package manager with dependancy checking at select time for RPM
but there isnt. If LSB mandates RPM I will oppose it.

> 	I'll agree here.  LSB is still in an 'alpha' state (at best), so there
> shouldn't be a reason for all of us getting so worked up over this
> issue, here and now.  :-)


George Bonser

Microsoft! Which end of the stick do you want today?

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