[Mageia-discuss] rpm or deb?

Hoyt Duff hoytduff at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 19:44:38 CEST 2010

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:13 AM, RAVI KUMAR BALASUBRAMANIAM
<ravikumar17jan at gmail.com> wrote:
> only thing i hate about mandriva is its rpm based packages
> i prefer apt and deb personally
 I can understand a personal preference, but why do you believe that
deb is superior to rpm? Given that Mandriva is already rpm-based, what
benefit could be derived from abandoning the existing build system and

>From everything I have read, neither system has a clear advantage over
the other, and the end result of using either is essentially the same.
I don't believe that changing to a deb-based system would provide any
significant benefit to justify the expense in terms of re-training
devs and  creating a new build system.

Hoyt Duff

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