Package distribution hassles - a proposal.

Gerald Carter jerry at
Wed Feb 27 10:48:02 GMT 2002

For background, Max and I have talked about this off list some.
Since I am not really maintaining the SPEC files for the various
linux distributions, I thought it would be better for him
to post here where Tridge, Jeremy, and John T. could discuss

cheers, jerry

On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Max TenEyck Woodbury wrote:

> Max TenEyck Woodbury wrote:
> > Gerald Carter wrote:
> >> ...
> >>
> >> But again, you should be contacting John, Tridge, & Jeremy about this
> >> if you want to follow through.
> > 
> > OK. I'll need an intro to get their attention. Do you mind if I forward
> > this to them?
> > 
> >> ....
> >>>
> >>> I'd like to help some. I don't have the resources to take the whole
> >>> job on, but I might just be able to make a useful contribution.
> >>
> >> I really encourage you to talk to the maintainers of this.
> >> They have reasons for the design that I'm sure they can articulate
> >> much better than I.
> >>
> >> Anyways....I'm fairly bogged down right now so I'll drop off.
> >> Before you start working on this, make sure you get Tridge & John
> >> to sign on to the idea.  Jeremy as well of course.  I don't really
> >> care on way or the other.
> >>
> >> ...
> > 
> >> jerry
> > mtew at
> I'd like to start by collecting a list of all the published 
> distributions with their salient characteristics. That will take a
> bit of work to build. Once I have a preliminary list, I'll post it
> to this list (samba-technical) for review. After that I think it would 
> be appropriate to turn it into a page on the web site. Also, 
> a contact point should be established for publishers who want updates 
> to the page. I'd be one of those contacts and do the page updates, but 
> there should be an official record as well.
> With that base-line information, it should be quite a bit easier to
> build a distribution that interacts well with the stock distribution.
> mtew at

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