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From: Tony Earnshaw (tonnihetnet.nl)
Date: Sun Jul 29 2007 - 06:36:24 CDT
Roger Marquis skrev, on 29-07-2007 00:51:
>> If you can't build from source or srpm, your installation is
>> *severley* effed up. Sort it out for yourself.
> I don't think we want to require every Linux enthusiast to know
> how to compile software. That only sends them straight to MS and
> What is actually 'ffed' up is the RPM software packaging system.
> Even Windows does distribution better than RPM-based Linux. As
> outlined in this thread, these two variants of DLL-hell have real
> problems compared to source-based packaging like FreeBSD's, which
> does the compiling for you.
> That said not everyone can run FreeBSD either.
In MNSHO this is crap ctrl^h ctrl^h ctrl^h ctrl^h nonsense; I have
never, as prof sysadmin had "DLL-hell" with Red Hat derived
distributions. Most respectively with Postfix and and yum support. I've
posted the above comment to the Red Hat rpm ML, name, address and all,
and asked for comment. No reply as yet.
> <plug>This is where commercial software can bridge the gap. My
> company maintains custom postfix RPMs for a number of platforms
> <http://www.postconf.com/software/>. We charge a small fee for
> this but do build from the _latest_ sources with almost any
> dependency you might need.</plug>
That says it all.
> The downside of this is that there's no repository, so you do have
> to at least know how to download and run an installation script as
If S.J. Mudd had wanted his rpms/srpms in a repository, he would have
offered them as such to (Sourceforge's) Dag Wieers or Dries Verachtert
long ago. The fact that he doesn't implies that he wants to keep them to
himself. All power to his elbow, I have no problems with that.
Unfortunately I don't have recourse to a RHAS4 test machine any longer;
my only RHAS4 machine is a production machine. But that's due to be
replaced by a RHL5 machine within a couple of weeks and then the RHAS4
machine comes free. When that happens, I'll be able to help Marco
Fioretti *free*, since that's what open source is all about.
Notwithstanding, OP is a burk, but then ...
Email: tonni at hetnet dot nl