Wow. Welcome back for me. :)

Greg DeKoenigsberg 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.

--g

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