RPM -- plans, goals, etc.
Posted Dec 15, 2006 9:22 UTC (Fri) by k8to
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You say feature, I say bug. The problem is that rpm can end up with multiple versions of the same package installed whether or not this makes any sense. In the debian world you have to explicitly allow the possibility for various versions of the same tool to be installed, where it makes sense.
This trades for a different problem where you want to (as a special case) install two versions of something that only makes sense in your circumstance. In RPM you might be able to do this and not break things, or things might break. In deb-world, the system just refuses.
I prefer the packaging system that refuses to do nonsense actions, over the one that lets me take nonsense actions that might happen to make sense sometimes.
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