Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions
Posted by: Anonymous
on January 14, 2009 05:39 PM
Hmm.. I'm a little bothered by the inclusion of FreeBSD's ports in this mess, as I don't really see how that's true. Perhaps FreeBSD (binary) packages could suffer from this, but the ports system compiles from source. Portupgrade is also an extremely powerful tool, used as portupgrade -arR there is theoretically zero chance of having dependency issues as it will take care of both dependencies and programs/libraries which depend upon it. If your worried about core OS libraries, which are typically pretty stable, force a recompile of everything after an OS update and you got yourself covered. I am in no way claiming my solution is the best, I just know what works for me and as far as my job is concerned, that is all that matters.