[ILUG] Linux Package Management
lbedford at lbedford.org
Sun Sep 30 11:31:33 IST 2001
On Sat, Sep 29, 2001 at 12:19:11PM +0100, David Golden came forth with:
> 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.
The way that OS X does it then?
At least, from Terminal, programs in /Applications look like
and in Finder, you don't see any of that, just the Terminal icon.
I haven't checked, but IIRC they called them bundles.
> 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.
how does this deal with the program of shared libraries? You either have to
replicate every library that program uses (could be massive, every program
coming with it's own version of libc!) or still have library dependencies.
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