from the real-men-use-tarballs dept.
rafa asks: "Red Hat has recently upgraded their RPM system from the 3.x to 4.0 in the the Red Hat 7.0 distribution. The RPM Web site hasn't been upgraded since sometime in 1999. What has changed since RPM 3? What improvements have been made, and why did they chose to break compatability?"
If in any problem you find yourself doing an immense amount of work, the
answer can be obtained by simple inspection.