Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Thu Aug 18 10:00:38 PDT 2005

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 06:29:43PM +0200, Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
> If anything, it should be thought further (and some are already pressing
> in that direction, notably Xen and VMware ESX): self contained
> single purpose OS instances.

A nice hype, but IMO a nightmare for administration.

> One machine might easily do both web and mailserving, but it would be
> more secure to isolate the services...

It's called separate user accounts in Unix.

> A package manager that can do something like that would be truly innovative.

No, because it wouldn't be package mangement at all. You end up with
extracting a tarball into a location and removing it for uninstall,
pretty much like Windows, just without messing in


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