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Debian apt-get vs. Red Hat RPM

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A little intramural advocacy.
Is it time to change RPM to allow smoother auto-updating? Will it be the start of a road for .rpm and .deb interoperability, or will it lead us in the opposite direction, restricting the installation of software packages to the ones specifically designed for your RPM-based distribution? Should the LSB be concerned about these issues? What role will be played by auto-rpm, up2date, and other auto-updating tools? Or shall we leave things as they are, and declare that full apt-get functionality is an unneeded feature?
 read more | mail this link | score:7750 | -Ray, March 9, 2001 (Updated: February 6, 2004)
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