Subject: Re: pkg vs. rpm
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/29/1998 13:54:33
On Tue, 29 Dec 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

:  + list of files belonging to a package aren't stored on a per-package
:    base, but rather are stored in one place, allowing mapping of a single
:    file back to it's package (so you can find out which package a file
:    belongs to)

I consider this a (-) because it has the potential to be a SPOF.

I don't see much real advantage here; something like grep across the various
CONTENTS would work for us.

:  + Absolute paths in file lists, relocated if necessary -> allows for
:    packages to span more than one base-dir

Um, we are supposed to allow for this.

:  - Copyright.

GPL.  Bleah.

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