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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
Linux.  You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.

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