[Meego-dev] Why RPM based repositories?
fsteller at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 11:01:14 CST 2010
I agree with you, It doesn't really matter .deb or .rpm. (but I still prefer
what we really need to ensure this, is to get the community support.
On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Iulian Basescu
<iulian.basescu at gmail.com>wrote:
> using many flavors of *nix for a couple of years, I think that each one of
> them have weak and strong points.
> As of this thread, it's more a political problem ...
> MeeGo will evolve on many paths, some open, some closed, but the main
> aspect of this flavor will be how it refers to others on its medium/market
> [osx, android, w7, etc. ].
> *.deb , *.rpm , *.pkg ... won't matter in comparation to the somehow more
> closed projects enumerated above !
> If the support of the community will be strong, it will survive; if not, it
> won't :(
> Here, we need to seek balance to all approaches and to recover the wisdom
> of the past ;)
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 6:35 PM, David Greaves <david at dgreaves.com> wrote:
>> Yann Droneaud wrote:
>> > Le lundi 15 février 2010 à 07:06 -0800, lfl at soeiro.com.br a écrit :
>> >> Hello
>> >> I'm new to this list and also new to the notion of Maemo and Moblin
>> >> merging. However, I have some doubts and would like for some
>> >> if possible:
>> >> 1) Why is MeeGo adopting the RPM package manager for repositories
>> >> of Debian's?
>> > Linux Standard Base (LSB) specify only one package format, RPM:
>> > Linux Standard Base workgroup is hosted by the Linux Foundation:
>> > http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/lsb
>> > Meego is also a Linux Foundation hosted workgroup:
>> > http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/meego
>> > You can't ask the Linux Foundation to use a "non-standard" package
>> > format (regarding LSB) for one of its projects. It would be rather odd.
>> Agreed - and tbh, the decision (for MeeGo at least) is made.
>> I wonder if this would be a good time to identify some of the areas where
>> or .opkg provides features that rpm doesn't (particularly in the smaller
>> space) and to extend rpm in a rational and considered way.
>> Seriously, what does .deb have that .rpm doesn't?
>> "Don't worry, you'll be fine; I saw it work in a cartoon once..."
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