[lug] need rpm dev forum

D. Stimits stimits at comcast.net
Mon Jul 18 20:00:09 MDT 2005

> I'm definitely an RPM lightweight, but I have read in the past that
> checkinstall produces "low quality" RPMs, whatever that means. I know
> that some distro had a general policy of not accepting RPMs produced
> with checkinstall. I never heard any specifics

I'm not surprised. I'm one of those people with the attitude that a 
single warning is unacceptable. I can't stand software bugs, and won't 
put up with my own software being buggy. I imagine there are a lot of 
programmers around that have this same attitude (I know some, they're 
the type I work best with), and probably there are similar people in 
charge of various distro policies. It seems that many of the rpm tools 
"work" but do not work without compromises when used on different 
distros or different versions of the same distro. It's one of those 
things I need to adjust to, the politics of packaging (I call it 
politics because the science seems to require exceptions and compromises 
every step of the way).

D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

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