RPM vs DEB vs Slackware-like tgz

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed May 21 21:46:39 PDT 2008

> I guess I don't understand.  Are we going to create a source RPM for every 
> package and then install from that?  I didn't think that was our intention.

No, the LFS book will remain the LFS book.

> This seems to be the knotty problem.  Just how are we going to *use* PM in LFS?

As an option. If somebody wants to automate it (most of us are in that 
boat), we provide a set of files and methods that are known to work. We 
can't really expect ever user to be good enough of a programmer or 
scripter to come up with their own system.

This does mean we will end up with a set of source RPM files or 
whichever PM we use as the sample implementation. And at the same time 
teach people how to write their own files so when they have 
non-LFS/non-BLFS software they can manage their re-installations.


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