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the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.

the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.

Posted Jan 28, 2014 22:46 UTC (Tue) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package. by krake
Parent article: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

At least in Fedora installed software tracks the repository it comes from. You can then select on this for commands like uninstall. In any case, most of this stuff (or something compatible) part of the base distribution.


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the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.

Posted Jan 28, 2014 22:59 UTC (Tue) by krake (subscriber, #55996) [Link]

I am not quite sure what to make of that.

> At least in Fedora installed software tracks the repository it comes from. You can then select on this for commands like uninstall.

So the Fedora package manager can treat a download directory, DVD or USB media as a separate repository and apply different polices?

Does that include installing into a different prefix? Not needing write access to the system package database (so that it can be enabled for other users who should be able to install those 3rd party apps but not mess up the system)?

> In any case, most of this stuff (or something compatible) part of the base distribution.

Yes, I would expect that the LSB handler would come from the base distribution.
After all it needs to ensure that all system resources are set up correctly, e.g. $PATH including the LSB prefix, XDG variables being set to include it, etc.

the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.

Posted Jan 28, 2014 23:11 UTC (Tue) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

Somepackages can be installed with another prefix, but they are rare among"normal" distribution packages. The extra hassle just isn't worth it.

the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.

Posted Jan 28, 2014 23:19 UTC (Tue) by krake (subscriber, #55996) [Link]

Yes, but this was about LSB packages. Software provided by 3rd parties, without any guarantee on integration testing, etc.


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