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Re: rpm experiences [was: Backing up whole system]

On Sunday 10 May 2009, Tom Horsley wrote:
>On Sun, 10 May 2009 00:53:52 -0400
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> That leaves both of us in the dark calling each other less than
>> experts.  And that isn't pretty to the bystanders.
>All I know about making rpms is that I searched the web for
>simple instructions and found a link to a guide all kinds of
>different pages pointed at as the simplest possible intro
>document for building an rpm: It was a 97 page long pdf file.
>I ran screaming into the night :-).

I ran for the fridge, then bed, life is too short as it is.

>There was also my 2nd hand experience at work. The guys who
>do the packaging of our software were filled with dread at
>the prospect of making .deb packages, because they knew how
>long they fought with rpm to get all the fiddling details
>With grim determination in their eyes they marched off to do
>battle with the .deb packaging tools, then with amazement,
>they emerged from their cubicles, having gotten the .deb
>building down pat in a couple of hours.
>I can only conclude there is something fundamentally wrong
>with the simplicity factor in rpms :-).

+100, Tom

Cheers, Gene
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