New features in APT-RPM
Posted Dec 2, 2003 0:23 UTC (Tue) by snitm
In reply to: New features in APT-RPM
Parent article: New features in APT-RPM
Um, how about... to inform people of the really useful features that APT-RPM has to offer beyond Debian's APT. APT-RPM is a great tool; YUM is really slow. Making yum-users APT-aware is a good thing.
Also, many of the features that have been added to APT-RPM could very easily be merged into Debian's APT. Maybe this article will drum up some Debian-interest for the mentioned APT-RPM features; creating Debian user demand for said features could easily help the 2 projects work toward a broader merge.
The Progeny APT subversion tree was made available today; Progeny added features like TLS authentication, and more, to Debian's APT. There is a lot of APT-related work going on; convergence of this work (Debian's APT, APT-RPM, Progeny's APT) on a single source tree would be a huge step forward for the utility APT (be it Deb or RPM based). But, this could prove really hard given Debian's APT and APT-RPM use different pkglist formats (text vs binary), and other differences.
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