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free "enterprise" Linux distro

Posted Oct 9, 2003 7:12 UTC (Thu) by stuart (subscriber, #623)
In reply to: free "enterprise" Linux distro by snitm
Parent article: An Evening with Bruce Perens

um Debian does have native rpm support. apt-get install alien

Stu.


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free "enterprise" Linux distro

Posted Oct 9, 2003 10:27 UTC (Thu) by zonker (subscriber, #7867) [Link]

I wouldn't call Alien "native" support for RPMs -- IIRC, there are a few steps required to convert an RPM to a Debian package for installation. Alien if fine for a single user converting a few RPMs for use on their Debian box, but it's not what I'd want to use for managing a large number of packages in an enterprise environment. There's also the issue of differences between systems -- so dependencies and such may be somewhat different, and the package converted from RPM to Debian format may not be used interchangeably.

free "enterprise" Linux distro

Posted Oct 10, 2003 2:52 UTC (Fri) by Luyseyal (guest, #15693) [Link]

Apt supports RPMs and dependency resolution natively. As long as they're not some shitty third party RPMs, they will work fine with Apt.
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free "enterprise" Linux distro

Posted Oct 11, 2003 17:42 UTC (Sat) by piman (subscriber, #8957) [Link]

The 'differences between systems' is what the LSB fixes, so LSB-compliant RPMs should all convert file with alien. Otherwise it's either a bug in alien, or in the RPM.


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