Re: Debian, rpm and corporate world
Adam Funk <email@example.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.