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Re: Question about dpkg Re: X facts about Debian - some fact checking and looking for ideas.

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On 30/08/2017, Colin Watson <cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 11:26:55PM +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
>> I was under the impression that due to rpm brokeness Debian and
>> thereafter dpkg came into being.
> This is entirely wrong.  The first entry in dpkg's changelog was in
> 1994, and rpm's first release was in 1997.
> Please spend at least a little time doing research before asking
> questions of a widely-read mailing list; establishing those dates took
> less than a minute (tail of dpkg's debian/changelog, and looking at
> RPM's Wikipedia page).

Dear Colin,

Thank you for pointing out the error of my ways. You are right. It
probably had to do more with the fact/bias that I came/used Debian
much later than I used various rpm distributions. I did see rpm
upgrade, downgrade was broken for a long time in a string of various
rpm-based distributions which later lead me to Ubuntu and then finally
to Debian.

Sorry for the noise.


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> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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