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Re: F10, VMware Server 2.0, and selinux



On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 10:18 -0500, max bianco wrote:
> >> I suppose working toward a linux binary standard that would actually
> >> make it possible for 3rd parties to build programs that install and run
> >> as expected on different distributions is too much to ask...  As,
> >> obviously, is asking for interface stability for more than a week at a
> >> time so 3rd parties could specifically target the distribution's
> >> nonstandard quirks in a useful way.
> >
> > ... I'd accept that - but there's a problem with your argument: VMWare
> > already uses a rather wildly accepted binary distribution system (RPM).
> > Problem is - their RPM's are poorly built...
> >
> > - Gilboa
> >
> 
> How do you define poorly built? I don't know much about rpm's beyond
> how to install and uninstall them. Can someone tell me what makes for
> a poorly built rpm?
> -- 
> "Any fool can know. The point is to understand."
> 
> -Albert Einstein
> 

Mostly missing "Requires" and the use of statically linked GTK libs.
You can actually install the RPM (one new[er] Fedoras) but have a
non/semi-working installation due to missing libraries.

- Gilboa


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