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Re: Debian, rpm and corporate world



dircha <dircha@dircha.com> writes:

> Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Dominique Dumont <domi@komarr.grenoble.hp.com> writes:
>>> Currently there is big chicken and egg problem with Debian in the
>>> corporate world. Corporate guys want to be able to install software
>>>  from ISV (like Oracle).
>>> ISVs only provide their proprietary software as rpm because not
>>> many corporation ask for Debian. Corporation do not ask for Debian
>>> because most ISVs don't provide Debian packages.
>>> IMHO, the only way to break this circle is to provide a way to
>>> install rpm that doesn't look like a hack.
>> What's wrong with, "Make me a Debian package or lose a customer?"
>
> I'd venture to guess:
> We're sorry, but we can not presently justify the costs of maintaining
> a Debian port. Perhaps if one of our larger customers express an
> interest in it...

So don't tollerate clueless vendors.  Go find someone else.  If you're
going to spend money on software, why spend it on software that sucks?

-- 
Paul Johnson
<baloo@ursine.ca>
Linux.  You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.

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