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

Robert Schweikert robert.schweikert at mathworks.com
Sun Mar 2 04:17:08 PST 2008

Theodore Tso wrote:
> <snip>
> So the other choice is the Berlin API, which had gotten consensus from
> representatives of the Red Hat and Novell folks who maintain their
> respective distro version of RPMs, as well as folks from dpkg, simply
> made it possible for these applications to be uninstalled.
> Unfortunately, no one stepped up to actually implement the silly
> thing; that's what we are proposing to do now.
> If a particular distribution, decides not to include the patches which
> implement the Berlin API.  
When the API gets implemented it should be part of the LSB. We need to 
be able to depend on the existence and cannot get into the "discovery 
game" of which distros have it and which distros do not have it. The 
discovery scenario is worse than what we have today.


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