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Re: A question about bundling rpm5 with our distribution

From: Matthew Dawkins <mattydaw@gmail.com>
Date: Tue 07 Sep 2010 - 14:17:59 CEST
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=DFSnpM71PtSt_xzbEcTVLaVL7z7Ya6Dc3RgLt@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Sriram Narayanan <sriram@belenix.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sep 6, 2010, at 3:10 PM, Sriram Narayanan wrote:
> >
> >> Hello:
> >>
> >> I'm one of the team members of the Belenix Distro (www.belenix.org).
> >> We are presently using the SVR4 package format, and have wanted to
> >> move to a more modern day package format.
> >>
> >> We are very likely to use rpm5 as our package system :) We intend to
> >> bundle both yum and smart, and will leave it to our users as to which
> >> tool they'd like to use.
> >>
> >> Our question:
> >> Would you be OK with us using the rpm5 package manager given that most
> >> of the system libraries on our distro are CDDL licensed ?
> >>
> >
> > All @rpm5.org code is under LGPLv2.1 which should be compatible
> > with anything.
> >
> > If there are ANY issues, speak up and I'll try to "fix" whatever
> > licensing issue there is.
> >
> > (aside)
> > If you want someone to represent belenix @rpm5.org, with perhaps cvs
> > write access, jut ask whenever.
> >
> > I'd rather hear about issues sooner rather than later; there's always
> something
> > that can be done.
> >
> > hth
>
> Thanks, Jeff :)
>
> -- Sriram
>
>
> >
> > 73 de Jeff
> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
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Sriram,

I know  you guys are opensolaris based (hope I got the distinction correct),
but we at Unity Linux have done a lot of things to make smart, rpm5, and
createrepo/yum work together nicely from a user standpoint. We actually only
use yum for createrepo metadata generation and not as a package manager.

http://dev.unity-linux.org/projects/unitylinux/repository/show/packages/smart
http://dev.unity-linux.org/projects/unitylinux/repository/show/packages/rpm5
http://dev.unity-linux.org/projects/unitylinux/repository/show/packages/createrepo
http://dev.unity-linux.org/projects/unitylinux/repository/show/packages/yum

Regards,
Matt
Received on Tue Sep 7 14:55:58 2010
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