Not the package type but the packages logical contents.
Posted Mar 31, 2005 12:55 UTC (Thu) by clugstj
In reply to: Not the package type but the backend database that matters.
Parent article: Autopackage 1.0
No, the problem is that the distributions don't agree on what is in a certain package. If my package depends upon a certain library, which package is it in, and where is the library installed? The answer changes for SuSE, Fedora/RedHat, Debian, etc. The backend database is a technical issue, easily solved. The package name/contents issue is a social problem, not easily solved.
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