[Meego-dev] Why RPM based repositories?
sanjeet138 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 12:31:29 CST 2010
Upgrade is not an issue with RPM...as far as i know..
On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:51 PM, Marko Vertainen <marko.vertainen at iki.fi>wrote:
> 2010/2/15 David Greaves <david at dgreaves.com>:
> >> 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?
> As a Linux user I have noticed that it's possible to upgrade Debian
> based distribution to newer one fairly easily and reliably using
> standard tools without requiring reinstall. Main reason I moved away
> from Fedora was that I was required to reinstall it again every time
> new version came. YUM upgrade just didn't work for me.
> I don't know if it's still a problem in Fedora and other RPM based
> distributions and I sure hope that it's possible to upgrade Meego
> device without reinstalling the OS. If upgrades are possible without
> any problems then it's same to me what packages are used.
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