Getting multiarch dpkg into Debian
Posted Mar 7, 2012 16:28 UTC (Wed) by walex
Parent article: Getting multiarch dpkg into Debian
RPM and other packaging systems have not had this limitation EVER. Indeed RPM can also handle having library packages of different versions too, something that Debian mishandles by putting the version in the base package name too.
It is very sad that Debian is based on such a weak technical foundation, but it all goes to prove that putting in a lot of extra effort can make even poor technical choices work up to a point.
It is also sad that there is no popular community based distribution that can compete with Debian and has better technical foundations (and less bizarre policies).
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