RPM compatibility

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Feb 14 17:03:08 MST 2005


On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 04:37:37PM -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> Michael L Torrie wrote:
> >To summarize.  The problem is DLL hell and how package managers deal
> >with multiple versions of share libraries (can you install libtiff-1 and
> >libtiff-2 simultaniously?).  These are solvable problems.  I must say,
> >though, that with nice repositories specific to my distro out there, I
> >rarely have to install anything not packaged for FC3 for example.  apt-
> >get works week.
> >
> >Michael
> 
> 
> Why aren't all the dependencies packaged with the source?  This would 
> seem to be a good solution to me.  Maybe back in the day when Internet 
> connections were slow it made sense to separate things, but now with 
> high speed they could at LEAST give you an option to download a file 
> that has the dependencies included.

Bloat.

Instead, use software like yum or apt to handle dependencies.

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