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RE: ITP: dpkg
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at syncretize dot net>
- To: "'Nicholas Wourms'" <nwourms at netscape dot net>
- Cc: "'Cygwin-Apps'" <cygwin-apps at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 22:02:28 +1000
- Subject: RE: ITP: dpkg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicholas Wourms [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 18 July 2002 9:49 PM
> To: Robert Collins
> >2) I'm not trying to 'race' Nicholas's rpm efforts. I don't think we
> >should -ever- place cygwin maintainers in a position where they must
> >have either dpkg or rpm on their home system in order to create
> >packages. That's why I want setup to support *both* .rpm and
> .deb file
> >formats. Conversely, I think maintainers should be able to
> have either
> >or both dpkg and rpm available as tools to use when building
> I disagree about the latter comments, but time is too short.
> Let's just
> say that my stand is that we should eventually deprecate the tar.gz
> method as it is inherently flawed. I agree that setup should support
> debs, but we should have a single, unified format for the
> cygwin-distribution itself. Since it is a RedHat product, it
> only makes
> sense that this format should be rpm. However, supporting debs for
> auxillary installations is perfectly fine.
Until Redhat make cygwin CD's available in my local bookshop for a
similar price to RedHat linux CD's, I don't care. It doesn't make sense
for the native unified format to be rpm on the sole basis of RedHat
purchasing Cygnus Solutions.
> >3) In case there is any doubt: I am not trying to make the cygwin net
> >distribution over in debian's image. If I wanted to do that,
> I would be
> >contributing my time to the debian-w32 port effort. I'm
> simply trying to
> >get my favourite packaging tool available for my use, and
> share it with
> >others if they want it.
> I should hope not, what with their glacier-like release schedule...
Yep. However, 8000+ packages is enough to give anyone pause.
> >Feedback welcomed
> I'm certain you know where I stand...
Actually, I don't. You've made some opinionated statements, but not
argued any particular case so far. I'm assuming you love rpm|loath dpkg
or something like that.