Re: (-) Sorry, your distribution type is unsupported.

On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 05:24:56PM -0400, Alan Shutko wrote:
> Mathieu Lacage <mathieu eazel com> writes:
> > RH 7.0 has a completely new rpm system: porting it to RH 7.0 is NOT easy.
> > You had better yell at the RH 7.0 guys who broke every existing piece of 
> > software using RPM but theirs.
> Huh?  I was able to rebuild most of my own RPMs with minimal effort.
> Are you talking about the rpmlib api (which I haven't used)?

Yes.  Red Hat 7 uses RPM 4, which is API incompatible with RPM 3.x.
Since previously we shipped a single installer/updater per CPU
architecture (i386, ppc, ...), porting our tools to the new API and
making special binaries took some work.

Ian Peters
itp helixcode com

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