Deb -> Rpm?
Posted May 14, 2012 1:03 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand
In reply to: Deb -> Rpm?
Parent article: Fragmentation on the Linux Desktop (Is it Normal?) (Datamation)
What you describe is exactly what I see on Fedora (with RPM). And I'm sure SUSE, and Mandriva, and all the other "large" distributions do the same. This is a distribution policy, not something $PKG_FORMAT related at all; I'm quite capable of building an RPM violating any and all (sanity) rules, which on installation will create havoc; and I'm sure somebody with some deb-fu can do the same for Debian.
But don't forget that the base rules are distribution rules, installing the files from a Fedora RPM on your Debian system might get you into a lot of pain, and viceversa.
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