Re: want tool to open RPM package on Window 95

From: Igmar Palsenberg (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 13:12:59 EST

> I can think of a number of uses for such a tool. For example, to read
> the documentation of a package before installing it on a different
> (Linux-based) system; or to unpack a source-rpm in order to build it
> with Cygwin.

Bad idea. Most RPM'S contain specific RH patches, most of them being path
fixes. Get the tar.gz in that case.

Second, there is no way to actually build on a Windows machine, so I don't
see the use of it.

> > Second, I'm glad there isn't. Saves tons of bugus bug reports.

Ever opened a UNIX textfile in Notepad, which is the default editor in
most windows versions ?

> Bug reports for whom?

The RPM maintainer.

> - Ruud de Rooij.


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