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NIX - next generation package manager

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 82.93.127.5] on November 10, 2007 10:05 PM
One thing to look at is a next generation package manager which is safe, allows for multiple versions of libraries and handles transactions and roll-back:

http://nix.cs.uu.nl/docs/papers.html

All existing package managers - including apt which will force you to upgrade your kernel once in a while - have their short comings and don't really solve dependency hell. NIX is different and should be studied closely.

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