packaging system (was: Re: GCC 3.3.2 kernel)

Lewis, Todd todd.lewis at
Thu Oct 30 08:41:55 PST 2003

Emiel Kollof wrote:

> I agree. I for one, don't like dpkg. 

Why not?  The more details, the better; I'm really curious.

I have my pet peeves about dpkg, but overall I've had great experiences with

My problems are:

- package "database" is unindexed collection of flat files, so simple
searches take too long
- ar/tar binary format is a little silly, but not actually a problem
- I said I have peeves, but on thinking about it, that's all I've got.

Everyone knows the 1001 ways in which dpkg/apt/debian rock, right?  If not,
then I'd be happy to list them...

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