Not the package type but the backend database that matters.
Posted Mar 31, 2005 11:01 UTC (Thu) by Wout
Parent article: Autopackage 1.0
It seems to me that the problem with different package managers is not the package format (eg. rpm or deb) but the type of the backend database on the (client) system. If rpm, dpkg, ... all updated the same database when installing a package it would be possible to mix different packages on the same system.
If the maintainers of rpm, dpkg, ... would agree on a backend database format then we could all keep using our favourite type of package without having issues due to differing package types. Vendors of commercial software could then (in principle) pick one type of package and use that on any distribution.
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