Who maintains RPM?
Posted Aug 23, 2006 17:46 UTC (Wed) by nevyn
In reply to: Who maintains RPM?
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This is a slightly ridiculous situation.
Not at all, if the software is open source debian can just package it themself. If it's closed then Red Hat and Novell still have almost all the market, and debian/ubuntu have alien support.
If Red Hat and SuSE could figure out a way to switch to deb and apt, and abandon RPM altogether, the linux world would be a better place.
Why would they screw their customers over like that, the deb format is not any better than the rpm format (has Suggests/Enhances doesn't have file deps). The dpkg tool is much worse than rpm, IMNSHO, and the higher level tools (yum, apt-get, smart, open-carpet, etc.) are all roughly equal technically. Also (from a long time Red Hat/Fedora users POV) the base system in debian is very different, and one of the main reasons I don't use ubuntu.
Ubuntu didn't base off of debian because it was technically better, they did it because it was bigger ... plus IMO because there were more unemployed people who know debian well than know Red Hat well, which you might take as a flame but I can't help that...
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