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Re: GNU System Explanation

From: Tom Bachmann
Subject: Re: GNU System Explanation
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 12:17:47 +0100
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
   > The goal is to make package installation and removal as easy as cp and rm.

Do you mean *copying* package.tar.gz into /packages should install the package? or you mean *extracting* the package.tar.gz into /packages?

It could.  But the normal practise for now would be to make a link
from /packages into /stow.

/packages is simply a container directory for packages, it could be
anything.  /stow is where you either create a symbolic link or copy
the package, to install it.

What I do not yet understand, how do things like automatic updates, automatic installation of dependencies etc. work in this scheme?

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