Raphael Marmier raphael at marmier.net
Wed Apr 27 09:32:10 PDT 2005

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 02:16:07PM +0300, Yaroslav Tarasenko wrote:

I remember how it was simple installing software (and upgrading to new 
versions) on BeOS: you should just unzip archive file and put its 
contents somewhere on HD. Is it a dream in bsd world?

You can do the same on any OS, but it means duplicating a lot of stuff.
Heck, move all your libs into $PKG/lib, use a wrapper which sets
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the install location and be done. That's what a lot
of commerical software vendors do.
Is it the UNIX-way? I don't think so.
I am not against a bit of duplication to avoid a lot of exasperation.

Especially if that would help segragate stuff that need different level 
of reliability and availability.

I would be glad to have a way to install, say, apache with a private 
dependency tree so that when I can upgrade all the rest without worrying 
about breaking it (even temporarly). I've heard about pkgsrc "views". Is 
that it?

remember, "There is more than one way to do it" ;)


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