[Ilugc] deb vs. rpm
pravi.a at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 18:18:51 IST 2007
2007/2/27, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org>:
> Praveen A wrote:
> > Good. But does the repositories have Packages file as well?
> It uses the *exact same* repositories as yum does. A repository cannot
> exist without packages in it.
You misunderstood. Packages file (plain .gz or .bz2) is the metadata,
list of all the packages in a repository. Without Packages file (OK or
the equivalant metadata) apt-rpm can't work .
> ESR deleted a critical library and proceeded to blame Fedora for that.
> Package managers is not part of that equation.
There is a definite connection to how packages are managed in Fedora
and he had mentioned it before also. This was just the tipping point.
And the reason for deletion was a file conflict and that is because of
> Thats just your incorrect assumption. Read
Ok. Thanks for that info. I accept my assumption was incorrect.
> >> Lets agree to disagree here :-)
> A repository is a set of packages and metadata. Everytime a update is
> pushed out a repository can change. There is no predefined time to push
> out updates and mirrors around the world resync to the master mirror
> anytime they want which means that a repository can change any minute at
> all. What is there to disagree about this?
In released section of the repository only changes are (security)
updates. The assumption is different in Debian-based systems and that
is why I said lets agree to disagree. Also when you install more than
one package the probability of the repository changing is not high and
that is why I thought the default value should be a good compromise
between the two differing constraints (bandwidth/time and changes in
Anyway I rest my case here.
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