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Re: Debian, rpm and corporate world



Adam Funk <a24061@yahoo.com> writes:

>> 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.)

I think that the main problem comes from the fact that several
different distros use and produce RPMs without a common policy.

The Debian policy is where Debian project is really brilliant. Thanks
to all people involved for respecting it.

Cheers

-- 
dominique.dumont@hp.com



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