[linux-elitists] RPM non free?
Karsten M. Self
Tue Apr 6 14:13:01 PDT 2004
From Debian Weekly News:
RPM orphaned and not free anymore? Joey Hess orphaned rpm
since the newest version depends on the non-free elfutils library.
This makes it impossible for Joey to update the package. Not being
able to include rpm in Debian could have far reaching consequences -
from problems with the LSB to increased difficulty to run other
distributions software on Debian and vice-versa.
RPM support is required by LSB.
This could be an oversight on the part of Red Hat. Or it could be a
strategic move on the part of Red Hat to exclude free distributions
including Debian and Gentoo, from LSB compliance.
I sense a great disturbance in the force.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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