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Re: interrupt current thread for a moment...

> I like to use rpm on my system because i install stuff like crazy and its
> a good way to keep track of it all ie no-brainer. 
> Alot of the stuff I want to play with is in tar.gz format only so I end up
> having to build the rpms myself.

send me a list of that stuff so I can make rpms of this if I haven't

> Thats not a bad thing but the people that want to play games don't want
> that hassle. So a generic tar.gz file that can be made and automaticaly
> builds the right package for your system is a sweet deal. Well I guess I
> could use alein but... 

if people want to move the pacakage over to their debian system then can
use alien. 

> Actually I have been thinking that redhat should do this sort of thing
> with the actual rpm package itself so that the rpm package would be built
> with the rpm format of the rpm system installed. This would help with
> manually upgrading.

There is something veryu recursive about this paragraph.  I'm not even
sure of what you mean.  If you build a package ona system it will work on
others and if you have some sort of conflict b/cof manually installed tar
balls or something you can use --nodeps.  Though I advise against that.  
It's much saner to keep every main package on your system installed with