> One issue with application vendors shipping stuff is they will probably
> only support one distribution and none of them would agree on which
> distribution that was.
The Linux Standard Base was supposed to fix this. From what I'm told, it didn't, for reasons I do not know. I still think that fixing the problems with LSB and providing a way to audit distros for LSB compliance will allow application vendors to target an binary package to a particular LSB standard which would work on any LSB compliant distro of the same LSB version.