Posted Dec 2, 2003 19:15 UTC (Tue) by southey
Parent article: New features in APT-RPM
"Dependencies are automatically handled, so if one tries to install a package that requires others to be installed, it will download all needed packages and install them."
So what happens to old versions that are required by other programs? Especially older and poorly maintained projects require old libraries so you end with conflicts that are not easy to resolve. Even things like the new threads in the kernel meant some projects (like Wine) crashed and these take time to get resolved.
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