Progeny Brings Red Hat and Debian Closer Together
Posted on: 10/25/2003 04:29 PM

Saw over at OSNews that Ian Murdock, the founder of the Debian GNU/Linux project, announced a status update of his company's Debian work.

We have ported Red Hat's Anaconda installer to Debian; essentially, we replaced calls to RPM with calls to APT, and replaced Red Hat-specific configuration hooks with calls into the configlets and debconf. We have also written a tool called PickAx that facilitates the creation of Anaconda-based Debian installation CD sets. We are also working with various parties to add/merge RPM support into the mainline APT, to allow Debian- and RPM-based distributions to be managed using a single APT codebase, and possibly even to allow Debian and RPM packages to coexist side by side.

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