Wow. Welcome back for me. :)

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at
Wed Jun 29 17:41:06 UTC 2005

On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, seth vidal wrote:

> But I guess my point is that the differences between rpm and deb and yum
> and apt is a stone's throw in terms of functionality.
> So what's the big point of differentiation?

1. An ocean of perception.

2. The fact that this distinction splits the entire universe into two 
camps -- basically for no reason.  There's nothing so brilliantly 
different about rpm and/or dpkg that a common packaging solution couldn't 
be devised -- if anyone cared.  :)


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