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Re: Package alien



On Dec 5, 2007 3:51 PM, King InuYasha <ngompa13 gmail com> wrote:
> Though, will dpkg and the like be purposely crippled on Fedora like
> rpm is on Debian systems? It probably would be a good idea to patch
> dpkg and stuff to make sure they don't work as standard packagers, but
> rather just helpers to alien, as RPM does on a Debian system. We want
> to avoid the possibility of package jumbling.....

I would certainly concur with this.  Without making a judgment as to
the value of having alien or other alternative packaging tools in the
repository.. I would agree that if we are going to be putting dpkg and
friends into the repository that they come configured by default to
only act as helpers for using Fedora as a (re)packaging host.
Enabling functionality beyond that should be relatively difficult to
enable if not disabled entirely at buildtime.  There maybe some rather
clever unorthodox ways to make use of a fully capable dpkg in other
ways, but I don't want users accidental stumbling into those
situations just because they installed dpkg and followed a google'd
recipe article to have dpkg replace rpm on their Fedora system.

-jef


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