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Re: Debian, rpm and corporate world

On Tuesday 18 May 2004 07:00, Paul Johnson wrote:

> Wow, Ian's being rather optimistic in thinking that RPM can overcome
> it's own shortcomings to stop sucking.  Such as, 1) distro-dependent
> RPMs, RPM isn't standardized like Deb is.  2) Naming conventions.  RPM
> isn't standardized.  3) Per-file dependencies need to be eliminated in
> RPM, it's a major contributor to problems 1 and 2.  4) QA in RPM based
> distros is apparently non-existent, contributing to problems 1, 2 and
> 3 and making headlines as it does.

Aren't 1 and 2 caused largely by the fact that several different distros
use and produce RPMs whereas (as far as I know) only Debian uses deb
packages and people produce them specifically for Debian?  (I'm not
trying to stir up trouble: please correct me if I'm wrong.)

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