On Friday 28 February 2003 08:07 pm, Kent West wrote:
> Teilhard Knight wrote:
> >>Kent West wrote:
> >>natively, Debian doesn't use the .rpm format
> >>(although it can in many cases with the "alien" package).
> >Thanks a lot, Kent. A friend of mine told me Debian takes Red Hat
> > drivers and to install it as simply as: rpm -ivh package_name. This
> > must be news for you, so maybe I, through my friend, am contributing
> > something. :o)
> Wow! You're right; I didn't know about the rpm command being on Debian.
> But sure enough, it's on my box, and the man page says indicates that
> it'll install rpms.
I think to be LSB compliant a distro has to be able to install rpm's. RPM
seems to be the LSB package format.