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Re: Ahh, forget repo fusion :-).



On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 12:37 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> 
> >>> Just out of curiosity, how feasible do you think it might
> >>> be to give up on the overwhelmingly complex task of
> >>> making all 3rd party software installation compatible,
> >>> and instead make linux userland be able to install
> >>> multiple incompatible packages (heck, be able to install
> >>> both rpms and debs for that matter) in multiple "virtual
> >>> roots"?
> >> Why not just give up on any Linux install being compatible with any
> >> other and compile everything statically instead - like the commercial
> >> apps are forced to do since they can't count on anything in common among
> >> distributions?
> > 
> > Kinda like Google Earth and Skype?
> 
> Kinda like _every_ linux app where it isn't recompiled for the library 
> version de jour and this month's file system committee shuffle for every 
> distro/version.  So far most of the discussion of problems here has just 
> been about one version of one distro that can't even stay compatible 
> with itself.  Try to imagine building something that you expect to run 
> for years across different distros/versions.  And this is an OS where 
> most of the application level API was specified 25+ years ago.
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remind me again...why are you here?

Craig


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