Buzzwords, marketingspeak, and/or other jargon
Posted Jun 13, 2005 1:41 UTC (Mon) by hazelsct
In reply to: Buzzwords, marketingspeak, and/or other jargon
Parent article: A look at rpath Linux
I'm sorry, but I too fail to see the advantage, at least over .debs (don't know about RPMs). The mailcap examples can be treated as a simple case of configuration file customization, which dpkg tracks straightforwardly -- and debconf does even better, as it substitutes configuration options correctly even as file formats change, where "shadows" might manage for small changes but will inevitably fail in the general case. (In fact, the http backend of debconf allows one to set site-wide configuration options which are seamlessly integrated into every machine's package-by-package conf files, automagically upgraded, etc.)
Perhaps this is why Debian has been so successful as a base for new distributions...
But again, how is it again that conary does this better than dpkg?
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