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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 29, 2014 16:32 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
In reply to: the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package. by HelloWorld
Parent article: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

That was under an "if I want to remove it" conditional. The tool could certainly remember that the package installed was an LSB package at that point. If the package has an ".lsb" suffix, then implying --lsb would probably make sense, 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?


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the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.

Posted Jan 30, 2014 0:03 UTC (Thu) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129) [Link]

He also said this:

> 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.

the converted deb is installed like an actual Debian package.

Posted Jan 31, 2014 1:32 UTC (Fri) by Wol (guest, #4433) [Link]

Coming back late, but yes.

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.

Cheers,
Wol


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