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Here's a question I've been thinking about for a while. Red Hat made the "rpm" files that install the files onto the comp, right??? So why doesn't Mandrake do the ...
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    standard install file for Mandrake???


    Here's a question I've been thinking about for a while. Red Hat made the "rpm" files that install the files onto the comp, right??? So why doesn't Mandrake do the same and call theirs something like "mdk" or whatever??? I think that is a good idea. Does anyone else?? Peaceout!

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    Isn't it better to keep it down to as few standards as possible? Packaging can already be more or less a developer's nightmare as it is, with tarballs, RPMs, and APTs. The addition of yet another format wouldn't make it easier. I'd rather see that either RPMs or APTs disappeared as well. One automatic distribution format would be enough.

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    Yeah. I suppose it's true. Too many standards can be bad sometimes. Kinda like the more standards we have, the more limited we become. Oh well. Scratch that idea. I'll keep thinking of em' though. Hopefully one day I'll have a really good one. Vale!

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    Peaceout? Vail? Are these just US stuff that I, a clueless Swede, has no chance of ever catching up with?
    Anyway, you don't have to answer that if you don't feel like it.

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    i think its just an american thing, i dont get half of it either

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