On Tuesday 23 December 2008 10:59:26 am Luke Imhoff wrote:
.debs can be interactive during installation, while rpms cannot. It's one of the big differences between the formats. So you can force license acceptance with .debs, but not .rpms unless you make an installer that actually checks for licenses that need acceptance for rpms.
I don't know how deb format works, but rpm can run preinstallation script and it is up to the packager how it will be used. User can be asked any kind of question before installation and proceed depending on the answer.