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Re: sane dependencies -- a positive look at 'fix your packages'



Le sam 04/10/2003 à 19:58, Andy Hanton a écrit :
> On Sat, 2003-10-04 at 13:20, Michael Schwendt wrote:
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> > On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 11:51:34 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > 
> > > Given the autopackage project, RPMs and their (possible) problems may in
> > > the future just be relegated to low-level system stuff, which is another
> > > solution, but one not yet ready.
> > 
> > This one?  http://autopackage.org/faq.html  Doesn't look promising
> > in the middle of the FAQ.
> 
> They aren't the only ones working on this stuff.  The zero-install
> project (http://zero-install.sf.net/) seems to be trying for a more
> interesting solution.  They actually link software to libraries using a
> caching http filesystem.  For example, an application that needs gtk2
> would link to /uri/0install/www.gtk.org/gtk2/libgtk-x11-2.0.so. So it
> doesn't need the funny hacks autopackage uses to detect what the user
> has installed.  The user can double click the application and all the
> dependencies are downloaded automatically and doing so never breaks
> anything else on the system. 

And how do you trust the result ?
RPMs at least are signed.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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