Why is an OpenPKG specific RPM used even if most Linux distributions already come bundled with it?
[A] There are various reasons for this. With our own implementation of RPM, the OpenPKG filesystem hierarchy can achieve a high degree of independence and furthermore be self-contained. A second reason involves flexibility, and only with a custom made RPM can we adjust RPM to truly meet the needs of a OpenPKG system. Finally, with our own RPM we can take a consistent approach to installations over all supported platforms. Using the vendor RPM on Linux, and another on Solaris and FreeBSD was not acceptable for us.