Friday, March 21, 2008

PMS Bad. RPMS, Worse.

I have been playing with Red Hat Package Manager: creating rpms, installing them, and so on. I've done this before but had nearly blocked out the experience.

The process is gawky. It feels like a robot arm with extra elbows.

(In the early days of robotics, at MIT, researchers built robot arms with ever-increasing numbers of elbows. In the end, they discovered that an elbow and a shoulder sufficed. The cost of building, debugging, and maintaining software that handled more wasn't worth it.)

I wonder if making Debian packages is easier.

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