[linux-elitists] [RANT] Debian the Elitist Distribution?
Karsten M. Self
Fri Feb 20 14:15:42 PST 2004
on Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 08:00:16AM -0800, The Robber of Zork (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> begin Adam Sampson quotation:
> > This isn't much help if you're trying to unpack an RPM on a non-Linux
> > system...
> Why so shy? Which "non-Linux system"?
RPM is a binary format.
Standard RPM tools ('rpm' or 'alien') require standard RPM libraries to
By contrast: a DEB is an 'ar' archive containing two tarballs and a few
standard files. The format can be trivially unpacked on virtually *any*
Unix system with standard tools, and virtually *any* system, period, to
which standard Unix tools are ported, e.g.: Cygwin on 'Doze.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
The revolution will not be brought to you by the
Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
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