On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Scott Klement wrote:

> Are there other considerations?  Like, do I have to generate different
> RPMs for different releases of RedHat?   I'm primarily a FreeBSD user, so
> forgive me if this sounds naive, but, do RedHat RPMs work on other Linuxes
> (Slackware, Debian, etc) or are they completely separate?

I believe other distros can use rpms, but maybe don't support them well.
I know on Slackware you have to specify to ignore dependencies and force
install.  It would probably be best to have distro-specific installers
like .deb and .tgz, but rpms are a (very) good first step.

James Rich

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