Posted by: Anonymous
on December 22, 2008 11:33 PM
"Your distro will already have most of these, but Nix installs its own copies to make sure that you get exactly the right versions and that they don't interfere with rest of your system."
I was thinking it sounded ok (although not really necessary) until I got to that line. At which point I remembered all the DLL hell I used to have in Winblows... which starts with each app installing it's own.
And it installs everything in it's own /nix directory? So let's just start adding more new non-standard paths to Linux, and then insist on all packages using that? It's bad enough that KDE apps all want /opt, Gnome apps all want /usr and everything else uses /usr/local. Don't need even more.
I'll just stick to my buildscripts and makepkg, thanks.