Strawman problems or poorly done homework?
Posted Jul 29, 2004 15:54 UTC (Thu) by vmole
In reply to: Strawman problems or poorly done homework?
Parent article: OLS: An introduction to Conary
Debian pools are definitely not an afterthought.
Debian pools are absolutely an afterthought. The fact that they
are a really good solution to the problem doesn't change that. We lived
for years with seperate trees for each release.
The entire Conary article reads like someone is trying to solve the random RPM problem, where "repositories" are simply piles-of-files, and has
never seen the Debian solution. I know that's not true, so my guess
is it's a way of making Specifix look like they've solved more problems
than they have. This is unfortunate, because based on the article, they
are solving problems that the Debian system doesn't.
I do agree with the previous that leaving the dependency problem for "later" is likely to be a really bad idea. But the RPM developers have never given the problem the respect it deserves, much to the pain of their users.
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