[lsb-discuss] Fwd: LSB format packaging and security
n3npq at mac.com
Mon Apr 21 07:35:00 PDT 2008
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq at mac.com>
> Date: April 21, 2008 10:34:19 AM EDT
> To: "Giovanni A. Orlando" <gorlando at futuretg.com>
> Subject: Re: [lsb-discuss] LSB format packaging and security
> On Apr 21, 2008, at 9:35 AM, Giovanni A. Orlando wrote:
>> Jeff Johnson wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> Like I comment time ago, Linux as well LSB, need a graphical
>> installer, not rpm 4.X or 5 or deb.
>> While under MS Windows, it is simple, under the majestic Linux
>> actually there are around +24,000 software packages include
>> multiple version of the same software like Python 2.4+Python 2.5.
>> So, we need a standard on this matter, and not a 'normal' UNIX
>> like (installation under the console), but graphical.
>> I've spend some time on this matter, and see that Autopackage
>> have something do said, but cannot a final job.
>> For a while, I think on something like 'grpm' to install both
>> packages like 'grpm file1.rpm file2.rpm', as well autoinstallable,
>> but when we speak about graphical we are opening a door on what
>> ... And this means: Tcl/Tk, Java, Qt/KDE, PyQt/PyKDE, Gtk/
>> GNOME, PerlGtk and some other aleph.
>> So, we can have packages like OpenOffice-2.4.tk.grpm
>> Comments are welcome ... also on this mailing place. LSB need
>> to upgrade but the new packager must be released so people can
> You want InstallShield, which already handles RPM packages of the
> LSB format persuasion
> for many years now, runs on Linux (the IBM WebSphere installer
> uses), and is available for
> purchase through your nearest software retailer.
> All other issues have little to do with LSB, linux, or Open Source
> Software, but perhaps
> might be part of PackageKit interfacing to GNOME/KDE interfaces
> using DBUS, all
> of which development is done throiugh freedesktop.org, not LSB.
> 73 de Jeff
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