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Re:Bad Idea

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 15, 2007 04:26 PM


I think what you wanted to say was you don't need to have multiple copies of the same version of the same library? But i'm just guessing. If so you didn't read what i wrote. I'm saying you need multiple _versions_ of the same library. If you app needs a different version of a library thats already installed, fix your app.

No Eli, he meant exactly what he said. For example, let's say you install a package with a library that is commonly used in<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/Programs/SomeCoolLib/2.1.3, there is nothing to stop that being share by several other programs.

But there is also the advantage, and it definitely is an advantage, of being able to have<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/Programs/SomeCoolLib/1.0.0 installed and co-existing at the same time should some other application be dependent on it.

I know Gobo doesn't write apps, just puts them all together. But its going in the wrong direction, many versions of the same stuff. Where as a perfect Distro would have no duplication. Thats not possible now but thats where we should be trying to get to.
Eli Criffield

It is not encouraging many versions but it is a really nice side effect of the way it operates that you can elegantly have multiple versions of libraries and applications installed at the same time.


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