[svlug] Debian testing / unstable
marc_news at valinux.com
Thu Nov 29 13:31:01 PST 2001
On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 12:01:46AM -0800, Drew wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 06:54:18PM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> > With RH, they once again broke compatibility in RPM, so RH 7 package can't
> > even be manipulated with RH 6.x (unless you get a special patched RPM
> > package)
> Yeah, like you've got to walk to Durham and cut them a check for the
> RPM? If that's a gripe, I don't get it.
The problem is when RH 7 came out, it was just about impossible to get your
hands on an rpm binary for RH 6 and below that was able to install RPM 4
binary or source packages.
It was a real pain in the ass, and RH eventually put out an RPM 4 rpm
package that installs on RH 6, but in the meantime, most folks were SOL
(you had to find the RPM source, and compile that)
Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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