June 16, 2002
Is RPM doomed?
ladislav writes: "In its current state, the Red Hat's RPM Package Manager is inadequate for the majority of Linux users who use Linux on their desktops. Installations of RPM packages are often complex and time-consuming and they frequently fail to complete. This is a serious issue hindering the progress of Linux adoption on the desktop. The main RPM-based distributions should get together and work on a common standard, otherwise we will see an increasing trend among more experienced Linux users to migrate to non-RPM binary distributions or to source-based distributions.The complete article (mirror-us and mirror-hu) by DistroWatch."