Back in September 2012 I asked you about certain details of custom RPM spec (the question got a significant number of views :-)

That question is at http://answers.bitrock.com/questions/1848/custom-rpm-spec

One of the items we asked was about BitRock’s support for dependencies when generating DEB/RPM, to which you answered that a custom spec would be required if to have RPM/DEB checking dependencies.

I would like to see your input/knowledge on the following, please:

As the Technical Support gurus, do you have a feel for how those Linux-native packages without dependency checks are received by Linux user community?

Is it acceptable enough to deliver RPM/DEB for a custom application that does not check dependencies?

Or is it uncommon enough to ‘anger’ Linux users?

The reason for this follow up question is because we would like to get a better feel for what Linux community expects/accepts/forgives/’does not forgive’ when installing a native package, before we dive into a custom spec development for our installer.

Thank you.

asked 18 Oct '12, 19:46

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It may depend on the dependencies your application require. If they dependencies are common enough you may not have much complains. Which dependencies do you have?


answered 22 Oct '12, 05:39

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