June 13, 2001

What are the 'real' .deb and .rpm differences?

Author: JT Smith

DebianPlanet readers discuss the differences. Here's part of the original post: "Is the difference really that big, or is it mostly a religious preference? I know that on
the backend they both work off a different database system, and the formats are
different, but how hard would it be to make a redhat system work via dpkg/apt? Could
it be done? On the flipside, could a debian system be made to work with rpms (I'm
talking natively, not via alien)."


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