When it comes to business – despite the recent Microsoft-Novell deal -, interoperability and maximum compatibility between two major Linux distributions are of significant importance, as they can lead to less maintenance time, effort, trouble and costs. Having written that, I consider this article, which describes how to create RPM packages and initscripts that are compatible with both SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux, very interesting. Both distributions are LSB-compliant. The Linux Standard Base (LSB) provides the required sets of standards, which, not only can ensure binary compatibility among the various Linux distributions that are LSB-compliant, but also can provide extended compatibility at the level of RPM package and system services management.
RPM and Initscripts compatibility between SUSE and Red Hat Linux by George Notaras is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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