Re: R-beta: R rules!

Ina Dau (
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 10:24:13 +0100 (gmt)

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 10:24:13 +0100 (gmt)
From: Ina Dau <>
To: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: R rules!
In-Reply-To: <>

On 22 Oct 1997, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> "John vanVlaanderen" <> writes:
> > rpm is a command and a *.rpm file is an installable cross between a tgz 
> > and an self extracting *.exe file.  To reinterate, it is a star product 
> > and in the copy-left. 
> ....
Yes, and it doesn't work on Slackware and possibly other Linux
Installations. It also insists on its own very idiosyncratic directory
If RedHat users want their .rpm files - fine.
However do keep up the .tar.gz file format, which needs only standard unix
utilities for its use.


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