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Re: [seul-edu] ISO--autopackage for an installer?

I know about synaptic which is a graphical front end for apt. It is a
nice tool I use regulary under Debian. I never use it under RPM system
but the web page you pointed to said it can handle RPM.


On Fri, 06 Dec 2002 08:26:15 -0500
Doug Loss <drloss@suscom.net> wrote:

> I know it may not look like it to the casual observer, but the 
> ISO project is continuing to move forward.  I'd like to get some 
> opinions from you all.
> One of the goals of the ISO project is to be 
> distribution-neutral.  We've taken that to mean that all the 
> software we package should be available as RPMs, DEBs, and TGZs, 
> so they can be installed on any distro that uses any of these 
> systems.  I've been looking at Synaptic 
> <http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/> as an installer that we could 
> use for all these packages.
> I've recently found out about autopackage 
> <http://autopackage.org/>.  It's intended to be a distro-neutral 
> installer with many nice features.  I wonder if it might not be 
> the best way for us to go.
> Here's one thing I'm not sure of.  Another goal of our project is 
> to have our repository of educational apps be available to the 
> distro makers to adapt and include in their distros if they 
> choose to do so.  Would going with something like autopackage 
> make this much more difficult or preclude it entirely?  If so, 
> would the benefits of autopackage outweigh the costs?
> Please take a look at both Synaptic and autopackage (and any 
> other installers you know about that you think might be useful) 
> and give us your thoughts.  Thanks, everyone.
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