Does OM aim for compatibility with Mageia?

I was just curious. If there was some package I couldn’t find, I got the rpm for Mageia 7, and it has worked so far…

  • _OpenMandriva Lx version:_4.1

  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…): Plasma

  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):

  • Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):

“Does OM aim for compatibility with Mageia?”

Try asking on the Mageia forum if they aim for compatibility with OpenMandriva.


Apologies but I simply could not resist making the response in the post above…

So I’ll try to explain:

Does OM aim for compatibility with Mageia?


The following is my opinion and view of things only.

There is some co-operation on some packaging just as we do with a number of other distros. If any package from Mageia, Fedora, openSUSE or any other Linux distro happens to work that is largely a matter of luck. If there are problems that is the responsibility of the person that installs such packages. This does not mean we won’t help a user with problems but there is not a lot we can do with packages we do not control.

Also as is typical some people involved with OM are involved with other Linux distros or projects. There is probably more co-operation with ROSA than other Linux distros. A developer would know the details of this where I’m speculating.