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  • It Soon May Be Easier Building Debian Packages On Fedora

    Phoronix: It Soon May Be Easier Building Debian Packages On Fedora

    It soon might be easier should you find yourself trying to build Debian packages from a Fedora system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ackages-Fedora

  • #2
    afaik, that thread was only intended as a Joke.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Anvil View Post
      afaik, that thread was only intended as a Joke.
      Would be better to be true. Users don't need many packaging systems... Linux's community approach to have many tool solving same thing causes only harm..

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      • #4
        What for? Fedora has wildly different libraries which can only be suitable for Debian Sid and also libraries locations, sonames and patches are often quite different from Debian's, so it's just a wasted effort. In short, most likely no one needs this, likely no one will use this.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kravemir View Post

          Would be better to be true. Users don't need many packaging systems... Linux's community approach to have many tool solving same thing causes only harm..
          RPM is far better than .DEb is. though having said that RPM is ugly. it shopuld be rewritten from scratch IMO but i somehow dont think Redhat/IBM are gonna worry about that. RPM works Great better than debs do

          if you look at the History of RPM, i dont think Redhat/IBM are gonna shelve it
          Last edited by Anvil; 02-20-2019, 04:55 AM.

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          • #6
            I think we need a universal packaging system. 👍😄

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            • #7
              That sounds like installing Borland C++ on Windows 10, and compiling 16-bit code for 3.1. Fedora and Debian aren't even the same century.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Anvil View Post
                RPM is far better than .DEb is.
                Debian packages has longest history with dependencies and Debian has largest resources to use them. Install Tumbleweed with a custom package selection and the installation fails because of dependency problems. Debian based distributions are far more popular than distributions with the rpm packaging system so you have more Debian packaged applications. Debian itself has over 60K packages.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by orschiro View Post
                  I think we need a universal packaging system. 👍😄
                  That's called Flatpak.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by birdie View Post
                    What for? Fedora has wildly different libraries which can only be suitable for Debian Sid and also libraries locations, sonames and patches are often quite different from Debian's, so it's just a wasted effort. In short, most likely no one needs this, likely no one will use this.
                    Yeah, we can barely use Ubuntu packages on Debian, and they are closely related.

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