Wow. Welcome back for me. :)
gdk at redhat.com
Wed Jun 29 17:53:45 UTC 2005
On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, seth vidal wrote:
> 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 freedesktop.org trying to come
> up with 'standards' for gnome and kde.
See my disclaimer: "if anyone cared".
Once Extras catches up to Debian in number of packages, that distinction
becomes moot as well.
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