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Re: A question about bundling rpm5 with our distribution

From: Sriram Narayanan <sriram@belenix.org>
Date: Tue 07 Sep 2010 - 20:12:17 CEST
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=WgrB+3WUOT+cEcEw-YXUozpdyRmcR+26suyrT@mail.gmail.com>
Thanks, Matthew. I've just begun to take a look at these links, and
find Unity Linux an interesting concept. (I was day dreaming a bit
about a unitylinux effort for illumos, in fact!).

-- Sriram

On 9/7/10, Matthew Dawkins <mattydaw@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Belenix: www.belenix.org
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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
>

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