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Posted Jul 11, 2013 18:54 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
you can take a random .deb package and install it on any distro that supports .deb
the chances of being able to do this with a random .rpm package are much lower.
Is this because the dependencies;a tend to be defined better for .deb packages?
Is this because there is a lot less variety in the .deb distros? (they all are much closer to debian than the various .rpm distros are to each other)
Is there some other reason?
Posted Jul 11, 2013 20:43 UTC (Thu) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Jul 13, 2013 10:54 UTC (Sat) by lsl (subscriber, #86508)
I don't think that's true. OpenSUSE Factory seems to contain RPM 4.10 with rpm.org listed as source in the spec file. Mandriva/Mageia uses RPM from rpm5.org, though.
Posted Jul 13, 2013 16:46 UTC (Sat) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Jul 14, 2013 2:25 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
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