Universal package specification
skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Sun Nov 29 08:47:45 PST 2009
On Sun, 29 Nov 2009, Tom Arnold wrote:
> I agree that this might be unreasonable, but all progress depends on
> the unreasonable man, right?
> A format supported by rpm and deb distros (and others) would be great
> win for Linux.
> Just yesterday _I_ had to help friends I had converted to Linux
> because onlinetvrecorder.com only offers a tgz for their binary and
> installation of that is just way too complex for non-geeks.
> Third party software installation is the last frontier for the Linux
> desktop. I know there have been many attempts and I think it is kind
> of sad that RH, Novell and Debian can't agree on something LSB-based.
> Serving users is never wrong and it would certainly make the pie
> bigger for everybody.
The distros did agree on the LSB which requires that all distros be able
to read/convert/install rpm v3 packages.
which, I believe, they all can.
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