[lsb-discuss] RPM decision process

Jeff Licquia jeff at licquia.org
Wed Apr 16 10:40:29 PDT 2008

Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> yes, but on the other hand, most generated packages fail the
> lsb package checker, often because there are things it doesn't
> know that are put in by the native rpm that's used for
> construction.  we in fact use a platform whose state we
> understand for our own builds, so we see less of this (there
> are a couple of failure modes even for our own) but we can't
> mandate that everybody use SLES10 for package construction.
> Note that I'm only talking about the packaging step here.
> Using rpm to control builds is not described at all by the
> LSB and is not in scope for this discussion.

I note that this problem would likely go away with the simple build tool 
as well, since we would make sure our tool built packages that conformed 
to our spec.

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