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Fedora’s Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux – the Extra Mile

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| What started as an effort to package software not included in Red Hat
| Enterprise Linux has grown to be the most interesting part of Fedora for some
| ISVs. Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, or EPEL, is not a mass rebuild of
| all Fedora software for Enterprise Linux. It is a disciplined set of packages
| with a maintenance philosophy that aligns with Enterprise Linux.


Red Hat In Boston, Part 1.1: Why 'Faster' Isn't Always Faster

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| Rik van Riel, senior software engineer for Red Hat, braved multiple
| interruptions by a hair-trigger fire-alarm system to tell us how, as
| counterintuitive as it might seem, faster components may lead to slower
| systems. The size and speed of your hard drive hasn't kept pace with the
| amount of data being retrieved from it and, no thanks to Moore's Law, the age
| of what van Riel called "hardware miracles" is pretty much over. From here on
| out it's an arms race -- hardware advances being unable to keep pace with the
| increasing demands put on them.



Red Hat Launches New Package Repository for Enterprise Linux

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| Every user and admin has experienced at least one desired package not being
| included and supported in RHEL. This project gives you a place to promote,
| support, and benefit from packages that exist in Fedora and were not included
| in a RHEL version. *


First rpm.org-RPM version released

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| Recently the first version of rpm.org’s RPM tool was released. While it is
| only a minor version ( this release is a milestones because it is a
| coordinated release between the participating distributions. *


RPM Package Manager

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| Welcome to the home of the official RPM Package Manager (RPM) code base!


Install .rpm Files in Debian and Ubuntu

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| Some time you might find some applications are having only .rpm files but
| you want a .deb package for your debian,Ubuntu and other debian derived
| ditributions.If you can?t find .deb debian package in any of the
| debian,ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, you can use the alien
| package converter *to install the .rpm file.
| Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp,
| and slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from
| another distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you
| can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install
| it.


Fedora Project to Help Revitalize RPM

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| The Fedora Project has announced plans to revitalize RPM, the package
| manager used by many Linux distros.


The future of RPM

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| We wanted to make sure those parties agreed that this was the right
| thing to do for their respective communities. We touched base with
| some of these people at the recent LSB conference, and the
| overwhelming community opinion there was in favor of what we are
| outlining here.

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