[linux-elitists] [RANT] Debian the Elitist Distribution?
Mon Feb 16 18:10:37 PST 2004
Quoting Mike MacCana (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> It was a pretty good site - now, like a lot of Linux documentation, its
> incorrect is that its outdated.
Might be. The note at the bottom claims it was last maintained
2003-07-30. You might want to use the provided mailto: link for
> To qualify as an LSB distro, you must be able to unpack RPM v3 files -
> hence rpm is indeed 'unpackable by standard tools' has 'metadata
> accessible by standard tools', and may/may not be 'creatable by
> standard tools'. (alien could also be used to create the package,
> rather than rombuild, so that one could go either way).
Joey is the _author_ of alien, so I'm sure he's fully aware of its
I believe that Joey would not accept your logic about the other parts of
what you say, for reasons detailed in his footnotes.
> Also, I've heard from a number of sources that package verification on
> Debian is possible with many packages, and this comapro site says it
Er, unless I'm missing something crucial, that's not what the page says.
Cheers, There are only 10 types of people in this world --
Rick Moen those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don't.
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