Re: LSB Certification Pilot Questionnaire
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 08:40:10AM -0600, George Kraft IV wrote:
> Hendrik Visage wrote:
> > > > Handling Packages
> > > >
> > > > YES/NO, the applicant's Linux distribution can read and install RPM
> > > > v3 formatted packages.
> > Why are RPMs so emphasized?
> > What about systems (Like Gentoo & Rock Linux and Sorcerer GNU Linux) that
> > do their own package tracking from source files, which doesn't suppor RPMs
> > perse ??
> RPM v3 formatted packages is what is specified by the LSB. RPM based
> distributions can install them with rpm(1), and DEB based distributions can
> install them with alien(1).
My question rather is: Why does the LSB specify RPM, and not tar.gz??
> > Sorry if this is a "newbie" question, but I haven't seen this answered
> > in the web pages yet...
> > Greetz
> > Hendrik
> George Kraft IV
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