[Mageia-discuss] Package management system

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Wed Sep 29 14:55:19 CEST 2010

Le mercredi 29 septembre 2010 à 10:24 +0200, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
> 2010/9/29 Per Øyvind Karlsen <peroyvind at mandriva.org>:
> > Michael has already corrected you on this, Mandriva most certainly
> > didn't want to see Niemeyer leaving.. :/
> This is at least debatable.
> When Mandriva acquired Conectiva it was said that smart will be
> supported and promoted on equal terms as urpmi/rpmdrake. That's what
> Gaël Duval wrote in an interview right after the acquisition when he
> still talked as representative of the company.

Well, it was a example of the management thinking without knowing the
reality of the real world, imho.

Ie, urpmi had to be maintained, since drakx required it ( or a full
drakx rewrite had to be done ). Having both python and perl in the
installer would have been a mess IMHO, and this was already done with
msec. So keeping smart and urpmi at the same time is just twice the
needed ressources in term of communication, in term of testing and so

The claim of integrating technologie is often seen when 2 companies
merge, but it seems that upper management is not exactly aware on what
"integrating technologies" mean.

Michael Scherer

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