Any plan to use software formats only for ubuntu?

Asked by Ahmed on 2009-09-25

Is there any plan to user special software format only for ubuntu different from .deb package format to simplify installation process and get rid of the dependencies hell , like for example the .dmg format in Mac OS?

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2009-09-25
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2009-10-03

Don't you think that we already have a lot of problem with the different package manager formats (DEB, RPM, .pkg.tar.gz, source code, ebuilds/pkgbuilds, etc) to make yet another one?! Also the DEB format is powerful enough to come with al the dependences. It IS possible, but if you have a repository, why to download shared libs again and again and again? Also using deb format facilitates the synchronization with Debian. I'm not a developer, but I don't see this going to happen.

Mohammad Alhobayyeb (mih1406) said : #2

I agree with Agustín Dall'Alba

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