Re: Packaging formats

On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:

> On Thursday, March 09, 2000 11:05 AM -0500, Matthew C Barry 
> <> wrote:
> +-----
> | Packaging is definitely cool, but .deb is LIGHT YEARS ahead of .rpm.  I
> | mean, keeping rpm compatibility is... neato.  But... debian packages are
> +--->8
> Look, folks, we've had this discussion before.
> RPM, deb, BSD ports., etc. are all wonderful, but GNOME is not limited to 
> those systems.  And NO, requiring J. Random Solaris/Irix/HPUX/etc. user to 
> install dpkg/apt or rpm or etc. first won't fly.  Nor will saying "but only 
> the Linux users matter", unless *you* want to be marginalized.
> .tar.gz is used for a reason.  No, it's not pretty, it's not fancy, it's 
> not the Linux version of Windows.  IT IS PORTABLE.
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> brandon s. allbery     [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
> system administrator        [WAY too many hats]
> electrical and computer engineering                                    KF8NH
> carnegie mellon university      ["better check the oblivious first" -ke6sls]
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Well said. Bravo! Cheers!
Now guys, thats exactly what I mean't when I supported .tar.gz format.


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