Regarding "Dependency Hell"
Posted Jun 28, 2004 20:51 UTC (Mon) by dowdle
In reply to: Upgrading?
Parent article: A look at Slackware 10.0
Just to clarify, dependency hell doesn't really exist anymore. It was
first cured when Red Hat introduced Red Hat Network and the up2date
application which was a trial / subscription service. Then people created
apt for rpm and yum.
These days, with Fedora Core, yum and up2date are basically
interchangable. Setting up a yum repository takes about a minute if you
already have a web accessible directory with the desired packages in it.
Of course RHEL customers are using the up2date system with RHN.
Much of dependency hell was caused by bad packagers but not all.
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