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Re: [suse-ppc] Package Managers for Suse PPC?
  • From: "Erik Hentell" <customimage@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 08:44:59 +0800
  • Message-id: <20050302004459.34C36101D0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for responding. I was primarily interested because I had been told that RPMs are a little distribution-specific. That is, RPMs for Redhat might not work 100%
with SuSE, and so forth. I was sort of prompted to think about this when I was trying to install GNUstep on my SuSE box. I carefully downloaded all the software the
packages were dependant on, compiled each with no problems (not RPMs, tar.gz files). GNUstep, however, started throwing warnings left and right, and although it
compiled, a couple programs wouldn't start correctly (Project Builder would segfault, for example). I don't think it's an issue with GNUstep per se. I probably
misconfigured something or didn't run Make with the right flags or something. Anyway, it was a hassle. I don't mind downloading tarballs and
configuring & compiling them, but it's just easier if there's a package system that handles the details automatically. It's kind of the lazy way out, but it reduces


----- Original Message -----
From: Vakvarju <vakvarju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: suse-ppc@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [suse-ppc] *****SPAM***** Re: [suse-ppc] Package Managers for Suse PPC?
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 20:09:19 +0100

> As far as I know SuSE is an RPM based system concerning the package
> management. There is an apt4rpm solution also for later versions, and
> you can of course compile your own stuff if you want.
> But for 7.3 PPC you got nothing else. You can either use RPM or compile
> your stuff from source tarballs.
> There is alien, which converts Debian deb packages to RPM, but we are at
> the same issue again.
> Tell us what consideration led you to make you looking for an other
> solution?
> Regards,
> Vakvarju
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