the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.
Posted Jan 29, 2014 16:20 UTC (Wed) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
> I just want to "emerge" a package, and if that has to convert it from a .lsb that's not my problem. And when I want to get rid of it, I want to be able to "emerge -C", not remember some strange weird syntax.
Posted Jan 29, 2014 16:32 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Jan 30, 2014 0:03 UTC (Thu) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
> I just want to "emerge" a package, and if that has to convert it from a .lsb that's not my problem.
This implies that he doesn't want to be bothered with the difference between LSB packages and regular ebuilds at all.
> but if you have an LSB package with the same name as a system package and want the LSB one, what else are you going to do?
This sounds like a corner case. If two packages of the same name are installed, it should be possible to tell them apart by the version – I know this is possible with rpm. And if it's the same version, there's no point in installing both the repository and the lsb version in the first place.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 1:32 UTC (Fri) by Wol (guest, #4433)
Emerge can cope quite happily with "emerge libreoffice", and also with "emerge libreoffice-bin". So if somebody packaged an lsb version, and a gentoo maintainer created a "libreoffice-lsb" package, then fine.
I would just use the syntax I've always used, "emerge libreoffice-lsb", and let the emerge magic look after actually getting the package onto my system.
THAT is the way lsb is supposed to work - the lsb format is actually a restricted set of rpm, that is known to work well with alien, so that distros that want a .deb can easily convert it and install it. So that debian/ubuntu/mint/whatever users don't have to learn rpm/yum/yast/whatever.
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