[lsb-discuss] announcing the new LSB Packaging workgroup

George Kraft IV gk4 at austin.ibm.com
Thu Dec 21 06:30:16 PST 2006


>From past LSB packaging attempts, it was believed that a unified
packaging architecture was needed and not a fragmented one.  

http://www.freestandards.org/spec/packaging/lcd/notes-2001.01.30.text

http://www.freestandards.org/spec/packaging/lcd/faq/

Here are some issues to address:

1) accessible install.  if ISVs have their own file formats and
installers, then how will accessible install ever be achieved?

2) cross-distro install.  if I have an LSB packaged application, then
how are prerequisite dependencies resolved?

http://www.freestandards.org/spec/packaging/depend/draft.txt

http://www.freestandards.org/spec/packaging/reference/packaging-list-archive.mbox

3) if a very large customer evaluates and deploys Linux, then how can
they incrementally update (or patch) a binary software installation
without disrupting their certified setup?  this is very common issue for
Unix customers.

George (gk4)





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