Red Hat Magazine: The Story of RPM
Feb 12, 2007, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Frye)
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"If youâ€™re reading this article in Red Hat
Magazine, itâ€™s hard to imagine that you
donâ€™t know the story of RPM, the package
manager that is the core of so much of Red
Hatâ€™s Linux experience. From a
beginnerâ€™s first installation to the Free and
Open Source Software (FOSS) developerâ€™s latest
Fedora release, RPM is inherently part of the Linux user
interaction. But what happens when a core piece of software suffers
from politics and agendas, cruft, and bad
decisionsâ€"or no decisions at all?
"RPM has endured a little of each and is now at a crossroads.
This article examines some of the decisions, indecisions, and
bungles that led to the current state of RPM..."