RPMS? (was Re: [TriLUG] What's the Fairest Distro of All?)
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 16:21:08 EST 2005
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:57:33 -0500, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:
> So don't assume that "built from source" means
> "compatible with my system".
I agree completely. But, you'll note that what I was referring
to was "source based distributions". Take a look at any gentoo
ebuild file or a grimoire in SourceMage Linux. You'll see the
exact same thing you see in Debian or in any RPM source
file: patches and scripts to put it in standard places.
This is what a distribution defines: a set of conventions as
to how things will be installed, where they can put stuff,
how they interact. If if didn't, it would be called Linux
>From Scratch and not as many people would do it.
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