[PlanetCCRMA] Redhat Vs. Mandrake

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Dec 3 17:30:03 2002

>    Since Mandrake is generically pretty close to Redhat, I was wondering if
> anyone (Steve Harris maybe?) is using Mandrake successfully with the Planet
> RPMs?

Nobody that I know off. It would be possible to "port" Planet CCRMA to
run on top of Mandrake, and most probably it would not be that hard.

Most probably the worst problems would be the kernel and alsa drivers. I
think the latest Mandrake uses alsa 0.9 so that part may be easy.
Generating kernel rpms would be the next thing to consider. 

The rest of the apps should not be that hard, except that most probably
the source rpms would have to be patched to recognize the distribution
they are being compiled for so that, for example, proper menu entries
can be created (see the snd spec file for an example), explicit package
dependencies can be renamed if the Mandrake names do not match and so on
and so forth. Again, not difficult but a lot of work. 

-- Fernando