Subject: Re: linux_libs pkg
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/09/1998 14:09:17
On Fri, 9 Oct 1998, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> A few more words why I want a RPM based distribution:
> "rpm" allows to install packages for another operating system with a root
> directory different from "/". My goal is to create a linux package which
> allows to install additional Linux packages with a simple shell command.
> So if you want to run e.g. the linux Netscape package you install the
> "linux_suse" packege first and use "linuxrpm -i netscape.rpm" afterwards.

Sounds fun! :)

Only 1 thing: the name... what will happen with the current linux_libs pkg
if you import your "linux_suse" pkg? Will we have two pkgs and users have
to decide? That's what we should do for them, and give them _1_ pkg with
linux libs (whatever it's called - "linux_libs", "emul_suse_linux",
"suse_linux_libs", ...). (This decision making was also why I'd have said
to chose RedHat as every commercial vendor seems to support that, but as
long as things run, I really don't care).

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>