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klango 09-18-2006 05:33 AM

rpm and deb whats the difference
 
whats the difference between rpm and deb

not the difference between their package managers just the package formats

and why did red hat make rpm, was deb inferior

craigevil 09-18-2006 07:33 AM

Linux package formats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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# deb Debian package, originally from Debian. Used by Debian derivatives like Knoppix and Ubuntu
# ebuild the file containing information on how to retrieve, compile, and install a package in Gentoo's Portage system using the command emerge. Typically these are source-primary installs, though binary packages can be installed in this fashion as well.
# klik klik aims to provide an easy way of getting software packages for most major distributions without the dependency problems so common in many other package formats.
# recipe the file containing information on how to download, unpack, compile and install a package in Gobo Linux distribution using its Compile tool. This system is similar to the Gentoo's Portage, but is more simplistic in design.
# RPM RPM Package Manager, originally from Red Hat, is now used by many other distributors as well
# src building the packages from source (often binary packages are provided in parallel on many systems).[citation needed]
# tgz or tar.gz standard tar + gzip, possibly with some extra control files used by Slackware and others, or sometimes when distributing very simple handmade packages
Deb (file format) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. Like the term Debian, it's named after Deborah, wife of Debian's founder Ian Murdock
RPM Package Manager
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager

Simply rpm was developed by RH and .deb by Debian,


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