Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Dec 2006 18:19 UTC
Fedora Core "There has been a lot of discussion in the past few months about RPM - its present state, its future plans, and its leadership team. In particular, the Fedora Project has received numerous requests asking us, "what are you guys doing about RPM?" Here is our answer: The Fedora Project is leading the creation of a new community around RPM. One in which the leaders can come from Fedora, from Red Hat, from Novell, from Mandriva, or from anywhere. Job #1 is to take the current RPM codebase and clean it up, and in doing so work with all the other people and groups who rely on RPM to build a first-rate upstream project."
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Just based on the package layout itself
by woogs on Fri 15th Dec 2006 05:37 UTC
woogs
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2006-10-09

I definitely prefer Slackware's *.tgz and ArchLinux's *.tar.gz packages over both *.rpm and *.debs. Trying to crack open an RPM to look at a file inside the package is way more difficult than it needs to be, and the same thing goes for debs (I think, a bit hazy on that).

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Mathman Member since:
2005-07-08

Hmm. Me, I just fire up file roller or something. I wouldn't exactly call that hard.

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woogs Member since:
2006-10-09

'Cept I'm a command line junkie - for Arch and Slack it's just a tar -xzf to get inside. RPM, I need to use rpm2cpio, and then whatever the heck the cpio inflating tool is.

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