Application certification (was Re: [Beowulf] hpl size problems)
john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Sat Oct 1 14:01:04 EDT 2005
On Sat, 2005-10-01 at 12:54 -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > The problem is that yum still uses RPM under the hood. Why should my prefered
> > Linux distribution be a second-class citizen because it has its own mechanism
> > for resolving dependencies that Red Hat hasn't blessed?
> I'm assuming that your distro is not using its format purely for turf
> reasons. so the question in: what does it do that RPM doesn't?
Gentoo distributes software in tarballs.
It is recompiled on the host system, and optimised for that system.
Note - this is not in anyway support by me.
Me, I like RPMs.
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