[ILUG] Linux Package Management
kehoea at parhasard.net
Sun Sep 30 00:10:10 IST 2001
Ar an 29u la de mi 9, scriobh David Golden :
> I'd like to see something like *Step or the old Amiga way of installation -
> "the directory is the app", rather than munging all the packages together
> in the one subtree in the normal unix/windows fashion, just make installing
> an application as simple as copying a directory onto your harddrive.
Too late. /bin, /usr/bin/, /usr/X11R6/bin are all fairly established
at this stage. X-Open (I think) has a fairly sane version of this;
each vendor gets a subdirectory under /opt/ , and each app goes below
this subdirectory. Didn't really catch on outside of Solaris & some
> Obviously, the amiga had ASSIGNs to make this easier, and Step had
> appdir-support kludged into the FS, but there must be a clean way to do it.
`... when the elephant man broke strong men's necks, when he'd had too
many Powers, ...'
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