[lsb-discuss] Some thoughts about the recent packaging discussion

Robert Schweikert robert.schweikert at mathworks.com
Sun Mar 2 04:04:44 PST 2008

> There is a right way to solve the problem, which is to make it strongly
> in the interest of the ISVs to use the standard packaging format on
> Linux. 
OK, this can be simply stated. Make RPM or DPKG the default and accepted 
way on all OSs (Windoze, AIX, Solaris, HPUX, etc.) and you'll have no 
problem convincing ISVs that packaging software in one of these formats 
is the "right" way.

While this utopia project is undertaken by the Don Quixotes of the world 
a practical short term solution would really be helpful.


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