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Posted Oct 9, 2009 11:21 UTC (Fri) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
Are all Conary-based distributions compatible with each other?
(Conary was invented to solve a different problem. It is well-suited for solving it. But Conary won't bring us world peace. Nor would it unify all distributions)
Posted Oct 9, 2009 15:41 UTC (Fri) by nevyn (subscriber, #33129)
But I did not see Conary as the same as Nix/zero-install (and still don't) because to me the idea behind rPath was that you could manage a largish number of "small" changes well (ie. 1,000 customers with a small number of patches each), that package creation might be easier than anything else, and of course the rollback/sub-set features (although years later others are getting there).
Nix/zero-install/etc. seem to me to be based on the idea that you can have large changes within a distro. and it still work. And I'll bet against that everyday, and twice on Sundays.
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