[lsb-discuss] PROPOSAL: requiring applications to be provided in RPM packaging format

Mark Hatle fray at mvista.com
Tue Sep 30 06:46:46 PDT 2003

George Kraft wrote:
> As a followup to my earlier posting regarding RPM file format.  The LSB
> Specification Authority has been working on rewording the requirements.
> Here is the new wording that has just been drafted.
> "Applications shall either be packaged in the RPM packaging format as
> defined in this specification, or supply an installer which is LSB
> conforming (for example, calls LSB ABIs and commands)."
> "Distributions shall provide a mechanism for installing applications in
> this (RPM) packaging format with some restrictions listed below."
> http://www.linuxbase.org/spec/gLSB/gLSB/swinstall.html

I think that requestionment is correct.  (Definatly meets all of the 
situations I deal with daily.)


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