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RE: Packaging stuff

On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Anthony W. Youngman wrote:

> PROOF 1: To achieve the first objective, placing the files onto the
> system in question, we do not need any dependency information. To this
> end we should strip all dependency information from the rpm. This
> reduces it (as far as I can see) to a pure cpio archive, so why on
> earth aren't we using cpio (or tgz)?

First of all, thanks for writing out your thoughts.  I think you forgot
something in this section though.  You're forgetting the trigger and
pre/post install scripts, which are necessary for many packages.  All of
those are contained in the .rpm.

As far as the other issues here, I won't respond since I've already
inflicted pages and pages of text on folks -- they should know my opinions
by now.  ;-)


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