Adam Funk <email@example.com> writes: > 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.) RPMs have been distro-specific since at least 1998, probably before that. -- Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Linux. You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.
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