Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 19:32 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to feature a huge interview with most of the developer team of Arch Linux, including its founder, Judd Vinet. If you are curious about this young and promising Linux distribution, dig in for more!
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RE: ABS
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Mar 2005 21:56 UTC

Xerxes, I suggest you be careful how you talk to me. I am not "trolling" about Checkinstall. I am simply keeping firm on my opinion on Checkinstall being much simpler to deal with.

Your sample IS NOT complete. A more normal sample would include dependency information that you convieniently left out of your sample. Dep information that must be filled up *manually*. Also, this one has to do with mdsums etc. Checkinstall IS simpler.

>How often are you installing RPM/DEB on Arch? Otherwise you have to fill in dependencies somehow anyway.

Checkinstall uses LDD to find out what deps are needed. You don't fill them up manually.