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