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Shuttleworth: Consistent Packaging

Nov 01, 2006, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Shuttleworth)

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"A long, long time ago, packaging was an exciting idea. There were disputes over style and process, there was innovation. There were reasons to prefer .deb over .rpm over emerge and it's binary packages…

"Today, these differences are just a hindrance. The fact that there are so many divergent packaging systems in the free software world (and I include the various *bsd's) is a waste of time and energy..."

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