Re: LSB Certification Pilot Questionnaire
Hendrik Visage <email@example.com> writes:
> 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
AFAIK it's actually a subset of RPM that can be easily converted to
other package formats.
>> 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??
tar.gz do not contain enough information:
- provided features
It's easy to install an RPM on a system that does not use RPM at all,
so there's no real problem for you. Just use rpm2cpio and execute the
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