[rescue] UNIX packaging
aijones2 at bsu.edu
Tue Feb 28 11:37:19 CST 2006
From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at tandem.artell.net>
> Take IRIX. For some time, you could get away with just the base OS,
> some packages from freeware.sgi.com installed in /usr/local, and your
> main application (Maya, etc.). [...] you grab some updated packages
> from Nekochan.net, and they install themselves somewhere different..
IRIX is a great example. Yes, your paths rapidly get very, very weird.
That's just SysV brain damage. Standards (practically) mandate that
your $PATH be fifteen lines long :P
All of the software you're installing should still integrate cleanly
into the native package system. All of that Nekochan-provided software
is still tardist format and still tracks dependencies.
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