Posted by: Anonymous
on January 17, 2008 10:34 PM
So the answer to the multiplicity of package managers is to add yet another one?
The first problem with this entire area of discussion is it assumes that the end all of 'improving' the situation is to cater to noobs who only know Windows. The biggest benefit of using OSS is the source. Any knowledgable Linux user is comfortable with that, and it *should* work on any distro. The last thing I need is a package system that thinks everyone is a noob, makes decisions for me and hampers my ability to administer and maintain my system the way I see fit.
I tried to try autopackage... since it was provided by Inkscape, but that rapidly turned into one of the most aggravating experience of recent memory. I eventually just got the Inkscape source and built it myself. I now avoid autopackage like the plague.