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From:
Jarkko Hietaniemi
Date:
February 9, 2001 12:21
Subject:
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
Message ID:
20010209142055.D22739@chaos.wustl.edu
On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 06:17:34PM -0200, Branden wrote:
> 
> I had the time to do a research in Internet about rpm/jar. The correct URLs
> are:
> * http://www.rpm.org
> * http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/docs/guide/jar/
> 
> I found great utilitaries in http://www.rpm.org/software.html, we could
> probably steal some of them for `par'. I found out that most of them are
> written in Perl or otherwise Perl-related.
> * rpm2html / rpmfind: The equivalent of CPAN.pm?
> * rpm-cvs: Building a RPM from a CVS source tree.
> * AutoRpm: Update a system with rpms from any source.
> * rpmlint: A lint for rpms packages.
> * Perl-RPM: Attempts Perl bindings for RPM.
> * build-package: Build rpms from source packages.

There's also a tool called 'alien':

http://freshmeat.net/projects/alien/

> Alien converts between the rpm, deb, Stampede slp, and Slackware tgz
> file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution
> than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to
> convert it to your preferred package format and install it.

Whatever we do I would much prefer being package format agnostic
instead of tying ourselves too tightly with some single format.

-- 
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        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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