skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 1 20:17:22 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 14:27 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> >> I'd say a more accurate description is that jpackage nosrc packages work
> >> around the peculiar packaging and PATH requirements of distributions that
> >> stubbornly refuse to standardize that crap and make it difficult for their
> >> users to install programs of their choice.
> > Please point me to a comprehensive standardization initiative that I'm
> > not already aware of in this area.
> It's just depressing that no one is interested in this sort of
> cooperation and would prefer to force every possible application to be
> rebuilt/repackaged and re-distributed for every version of every distro
> to deal with the weirdness they each add. What's the point? Once
> something works it should never have to be changed. At most, new shared
> libs should fix up anything it needs.
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