Packaging and installation

Nicholas Petreley nicholas at petreley.com
Mon Oct 23 16:04:50 PDT 2000


I knew this would be the response, which is why I haven't
bothered to address it here for so long.

-Nick

* Jeffrey Watts (watts at jayhawks.net) [001023 15:59]:
> On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, Nicholas Petreley wrote:
> 
> > As I'm sure you know already, I wrote about packaging in a recent
> > column.  But I wanted to address a different aspect of it here, in
> > hopes that we'll throw out (IMO the incorrect) idea of declaring RPM
> > as a standard format and instead adopt a more useful, flexible and
> > constructive approach to the problem.
> 
> Hasn't this been beaten to death by now?  I think that most agree that
> while using RPM may not be the best solution, it's definitely the most
> practical solution for now.
> 
> I would think that our time would be better spent on discussing things
> that we don't have done yet.  I'm not against discussing this, but most of
> the time the only folks that participate in a discussion on RPM are those
> that have some personal problem with RPM and/or Red Hat.
> 
> My advice would be to stay the course and get this sucker done.  :-)
> 
> Jeffrey.
> 
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