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Re: Software/HD ecology

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Software/HD ecology
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 17:00:29 +0100

       Ajanta> (1) To change the culture, so that every program comes
       Ajanta> with a safe and complete uninstall option.

   Most unix programs are already exhibiting this behaviour.

I can not think of any Unix program that exhibites this behaviour.  I
can think of several GNU programs that do.  And ever more programs
that use autoconf/automake.

   Most Linux distros  have a package management tool  that does what you
   want.  Only the minimalistic ones (e.g. the single-floppy flavours) do

No version of Linux has a package manager.  It is a kernel, it cannot
have a package manager.  What you mean is a variant of GNU using Linux
as its kernel.  See

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