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albean 09-16-2004 04:23 PM

LSB 2.0 - what is it?
 
Hi,

I'm trying to understand exactly what LSB is all about. I've read some of what is on http://linuxbase.org and I tried slogging through parts of the specs but I have a couple questions.


I think LSB 2.0 is supposed to be a set of standards for the various distros to follow so that any application (written according to the LSB spec) can run on any distro that follows the LSB spec.

1) Is that above statement correct? And am I missing anything else that is fundamental to the whole LSB thing?

2) Also, does the LSB address the fact that distros all seem to have their own different directory paths to various libraries?

Thanks guys,
Al

mhearn 09-17-2004 07:56 AM

That statement is correct.

Directory paths to different libraries really isn't a big problem, contrary to popular opinion. Constant breaking changes in core libraries are the biggest problem, compunded by a lack of a good decentralised packaging system

albean 09-17-2004 12:58 PM

Thanks mhearn.

>Constant breaking changes in core libraries are the biggest problem,
But LSB 2.0 directly addresses this problem, right?

>compunded by a lack of a good decentralised packaging system
I don't see anything that address this, though, in the LSB specs....

mhearn 09-21-2004 09:46 AM

No, LSB just standardises existing practice. The only libraries in the LSB were already very stable and/or stagnant, so it doesn't solve anything.

For the second point see autopackage.org


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