Wow. Welcome back for me. :)

seth vidal skvidal at
Wed Jun 29 17:46:10 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 13:41 -0400, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> 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.  :)

oh you mean like all the wasted effort at trying to come
up with 'standards' for gnome and kde.

when if we only did gnome, for example, we wouldn't have to waste time
talking about goofball standards for menu files.


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