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Re: Debian, rpm and corporate world

Adam Funk <a24061@yahoo.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

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

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