Packaging and installation

Christopher Yeoh cyeoh at linuxcare.com.au
Tue Oct 24 06:50:18 PDT 2000


Jeff Tranter writes:

> How technically hard would it be for Debian to use
> the RPM package format without throwing out the rest
> of their packaging architecture?

Note that there is no requirement for a distribution to use the RPM
format for their own packages. They just should be able correctly
install (and presumably remove) LSB compliant applications in (a
specified subset of) RPM format. The intent is that Debian would be
able to use a program such as alien to achieve this.

Chris.
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