Application certification (was Re: [Beowulf] hpl size problems)

John Hearns john.hearns at
Sat Oct 1 11:01:04 PDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-10-01 at 12:54 -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:

> > The problem is that yum still uses RPM under the hood.  Why should my prefered 
> > Linux distribution be a second-class citizen because it has its own mechanism 
> > for resolving dependencies that Red Hat hasn't blessed?
> I'm assuming that your distro is not using its format purely for turf
> reasons.  so the question in: what does it do that RPM doesn't?
Gentoo distributes software in tarballs.
It is recompiled on the host system, and optimised for that system.

Note - this is not in anyway support by me.
Me, I like RPMs.

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