RPM vs DEB vs Slackware-like tgz

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Sun May 18 20:46:35 PDT 2008

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> This continues the emails Alexander sent a while back (March 5).
> Alexander, am I correct in my assumption that you would consider RPM a
> good choice and DEB a bad choice for LFS purposes.

Yes. Note that I have not evaluated pacman.

> Your emails made it sound (to me) that deb would be a lot harder to
> implement, maintain and understand (config file wise ie debian/rules
> files). RPM, on the other hand, sounds a lot simpler to implement and
> maintain as far as you are concerned.

What's even more important for educational purposes, Debian rules are incoherent 
between various Debian packages.

Alexander E. Patrakov

More information about the lfs-dev mailing list