Re: Package System specification
David Cantrell wrote:
> So is the LSB going to have an entry for Alien now? :)
> The big problem with relying on a converter is that vendors can't easily
> script their installation. Example:
> I obtained a copy of Metrowerks CodeWarrior. The parts of CW come as RPM
> files. There is an installation script that runs RPM to install the packages.
> This failed because I didn't have RPM. I had to manually convert the packages
> and install them by hand.
> BTW, this was to test CW on Slackware. Not because I was going to use it for
> development. :)
More likely have an entry for rpm specifying some subset of the CLI,
like we have for sendmail. The LSB "sendmail" doesn't have to be
sendmail -- it can be qmail, smail, zmail or whathaveyou.