RedHat/SaMBa package distribution hassles.

Gerald Carter jerry at
Thu Feb 21 14:09:04 GMT 2002

On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Max TenEyck Woodbury wrote:

> 1) I understand you may package your product any way you want to...
> 2) I understand Red Hat may package your product any way they want to...
> 3) I understand that RedHat has to test your product before they include
>    it in their official updates, and that hasn't happened yet.

The real reason is a philosphical difference between how the packaging 
should be done.  I wouldn't expecxt it to change.  I understand why RedHat 
does it the way they do. We just perfer to do it as a single package.

> However, If you put out a package that is supposed to be a drop in
> replacement for the Red Hat package(s), you will get fewer complains if
> it has the same structure as the Red Hat package(s).
> I believe you (i.e. someone on the SaMBa team) asked that Red Hat make 
> their .spec files available, but I didn't find the message when I did
> a search for it, so I could have mis-remembered the 'conversation'.

See comment above.

cheers, jerry
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