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Why multiple package formats?

Why multiple package formats?: Linux: Package Management for CentOS
Why multiple package formats?: Linux: Package Management for CentOS

The philosophy between debian and rpm package formats differ. Red Hat packages are just for installing software and don't start services or prompt the user. Debian packages are designed to setup everything for you. They will configure and start services. They can also prompt users for input including user licenses. RPM packages can be quite complex as it handles compiling software and the build process needs macros to make the process easier. Debian packages are easier as they're simpler inside.

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