Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
My last touch with RPMs was far back in the days of Mandriva 10.2, since then, I use Debian (mostly servers) and Ubuntu (+derivatives, on clients). So I won't get myself into the argument...
Mandriva uses rpm5 (I leave the debacle aside). 10.2 was on rpm.org version thus not indicative of the rpm based distribution as a whole. A lot of change in rpm occurred which is currently on 4.10 which the use of xz compression, deltarpm.