[Mailman-Users] Red Hat FHS packaging
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Jun 17 03:48:51 CEST 2005
At 6:20 PM +0100 2005-06-15, Andy Heath wrote:
> Many open source software products provide small text
> installation documentation files that explain what
> is needed for particular platforms - for example
> the XFree86 distributions used to (dunno if they
> still do). The answer "come look over here at
> our product" doesn't cut it with me. There is
> mutual co-operation
> and there is "come look over here and you won't
> need anything else". You seem to be displaying
> the second.
The Mailman project cannot maintain binary packages for every
platform we support. We provide the source code, and if others want
to produce binary packages from that, that's up to them. RedHat is
doing exactly the same sort of thing that other vendors do in this
If vendors decide they want to create a binary package, they need
to keep and maintain their own documentation on how to update the
binary packages. In this respect, RedHat does a much better job than
some other vendors.
If you're going to be running RedHat on your machines, then you
need to know how RedHat handles their binary packages. Your failure
to fully understand this process is not the fault of RedHat, nor is
it the fault of the Mailman project.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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