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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.
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http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/0...he-extra-mile/

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.
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...in_bost_2.html


Related:

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. *
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http://www.linuxelectrons.com/news/a...terprise-linux


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 (4.4.2.1) this release is a milestones because it is a
| coordinated release between the participating distributions. *
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http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/0...sion-released/


RPM Package Manager

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| Welcome to the home of the official RPM Package Manager (RPM) code base!
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http://rpm5.org/


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.
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http://www.debianadmin.com/install-r...nd-ubuntu.html


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.
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http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl...40258&from=rss


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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http://www.linuxlookup.com/2006/dec/..._future_of_rpm
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