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Re: Ahh, forget repo fusion :-).



Craig White wrote:
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?

Mostly because the mistakes made here propagate into other versions that I'll eventually want to use - although they keep much of what I do on Windows anyway.

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  Les Mikesell
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