This looks like the next evolution of package management
Posted Jul 30, 2004 18:35 UTC (Fri) by X-Nc
Parent article: OLS: An introduction to Conary
After a general once-over, and some poking around, I think the idea of Conary looks good. I've
always been of the idea that there might be a way to bring the RPM/DEB package ideas and the
BSD Ports system together.
Ports is great with the exception of one thing; it's source based only. Linux distros like Gentoo,
Lunar Linux and the Sourcerer based ones bring the Ports idea to Linux but still are based on
source code only.
The other side of the coin is the RPM/DEB packages with apt and yum manageing them. They
work nicely but don't provide for multiple versioning of packages and easy integration of
custome packages built outside of the apt/yum repositories.
Conary has some definite potential. I'd like to see what it looks like when it's finished. It could
be the next big step for Linux and open source in general.
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