also sprach Martin Bähr <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2008.06.17.1810 +0200]: > a few weeks ago i discussed these and related questions on the > #conary channel on freenode. the log of that conversation is now > available from http://vcs-pkg.org/conary/
I finally had a chance to read over the discussion. I don't see in conary the solution to what vcs-pkg is trying to solve. However, it would be good to have people form conary take part in discussions here. > i am interested in a world where the difference in linux > distributions focuses on content and quality and not on the > packaging format. i don't want to be forced to use a certain > distribution just because the application i need is only available > there. every application should be available on any distribution > and packaging an application should be like painting a bikeshed. > ie it should not matter which format is used, because it should be > changable easely. This is surely noble, but I doubt it'll happen anytime soon. As you found out in the conary discussion, stuff like maintainer scripts and other integrations differ between packages, and there's stuff like Debian's policy and the need to track dependencies and version accurately. Maybe one day it'll happen. Until then, vcs-pkg tries to take the first step, which is to facilitate the exchange of patches and further the interaction between maintainers of different distros. -- .''`. martin f. krafft <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> : :' : proud Debian developer, author, administrator, and user `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck - http://debiansystem.info `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems it said "needs windoze 98 or better," so i installed linux.
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