[svlug] Red Hat pulls plugs on Red Hat Linux product line

Marc MERLIN marc_news at merlins.org
Tue Nov 4 21:26:32 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:11:33AM -0500, J C Lawrence wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 18:33:07 -0800 
> kim  <kim at linuxpuppy.net> wrote:
> > In a nutshell, can you tell me if Fedora will be RPM or APT based. (or
> > both?)
> RPM and APT are non-exclusive.  RPM is a (mediocre) packaging format.
> APT is a listing and acquisition method.

RPM is not mediocre, it's just different from dpkg
Each format has a few pluses an minuses (dpkg seems to win by a small
margin, but that doesn't make rpm mediocre)

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