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Re: source-based package management

From: Luis Araujo
Subject: Re: source-based package management
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 14:55:41 -0400
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    > Sure, but not all software is packaged either.  Anything that is
>    > useful should be packaged.  
>    Most of the useful stuff is already packaged.
> X isn't packaged, GNOME isn't packaged.  Lynx, GNUzilla aren't
> packaged.  We aren't even close to `most' of the useful stuff yet that
> users expect.  Admitably, we can't even package GNOME for example due
> to really buggy pthreads...
> Cheers.

You can get X (modular now) from different tarballs, and Lynx
from an even single package.

Though  i didn't say "all" of the programs are already packaged, i meant
that most of the
necessary stuff to build a system and get a basic configuration running
is already packaged.


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