[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: source builds vs. RPMs

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: source builds vs. RPMs
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010 15:34:25 -0400
User-agent: KMail/1.13.1 (Linux/2.6.34; KDE/4.4.3; x86_64; ; )

On Saturday, June 05, 2010 07:52:45 Bruno Haible wrote:
> Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > packages install way too much cruft that changes over versions to sanely
> > track without a PM, and `make uninstall` is way too inconsistent and
> > "helpful" to even think about trusting.
> The solution to this problem is the 'Nix' package manager
> <http://nixos.org/>. It allows you have multiple versions or builds of a
> package installed, while at the same time having clear boundaries and
> clean uninstalls.

... or i could just use the PM that already manages everything else in my 
system since it's trivial for me to integrate with it.  i'm not complaining 
about gettext or troubles with it, just that the idea of requiring packages to 
be under PM control is fairly straight forward and quite reasonable.

i'm not looking for random upstream projects to try and assist in this (beyond 
the general of not having a stupid install footprint int he first place).

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]