Re: make distcheck in tinderbox [was Re: make check failures- gnome-vfs, e-d-s, at-spi]

Alan Horkan wrote:

Supporting Autopackage wouldn't adversely affect or favour any
particularly distribution and it would in fact produce packages widely
usable by a whole variety of distributions.  There is no Autopackage based
distribution yet (nor is there likely to be).
Note that autopackage is just another package management system. The only reason that it doesn't favour any particular distro is that no one uses it, as opposed to other package management systems.

I think there is some benefit to having developers in control of their
packages because they sure aren't going to want to have to maintain
mulitple different RPMs and they would insist on a greater level of
compatibility from RPM bases distributions.
The issue of distribution differences is not related to use of RPM. If you want to integrate well with the underlying OS, you'll probably need some distro specific changes.

There are issues where distros have used different package naming, which would've been nice to avoid, but that is certainly not the only issue.

A Gnome LiveCD full of Autopackages could be very interesting.
For a live CD, the package management system is not really that interesting. The software is all installed on the system image you boot into.


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