Packaging and installation

Rahul Dave rahul at reno.cis.upenn.edu
Tue Oct 24 07:54:22 PDT 2000


I got this from you:
> 
> On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, Rahul Dave wrote:
> 
> 
> > A long long time ago, when LSB was starting up,
> > I wrote a proposal to use RDF metadata in a package management system: the idea
> > was to let binary and source and other installations all co-exist, without
> > affecting multiple databases. Basically there would be an API which installers
> > would use, and which would have to be implemented by pakage managers..
> > Its at
> > http://reno.cis.upenn.edu/~rahul/standards/packrdf/
> Yes i remember it, but at the times the most were thinking that
> rpm should have been promoted as the ufficial packet manager...
Yes, which is why I dropped the whole idea..making it work would have taken some development time, and LSB 1.0 was to come out Jan 99 and thus everyone said RPM. The idea was to standardize existing things, not to invent new ones
..but 2.5 years is a long time for that...:-(
Rahul




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