Re: What do you wish for in an package manager?
On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 11:23:24PM +0000, Mark Seaborn wrote:
> They are unrelated if they do not need to communicate (as an
> example). If they do not need to communicate, they may as well run on
> different machines, in which case they can use different versions of
> libc. But I want to be able to merge those two machines into one --
> this is what a multi-user system is all about -- and have the two
> programs continue to use different libcs.
But hang on.. libc should be backwards compatible. If the new version
of libc is not backwards compatible with the old, it should have a new
major version number. And libcs with different version numbers can
So, unless something is broken in libc, there is no need to have multiple
versions with the same major number installed.
> As I suggested before, it would be easy if different processes could
> have different views on the filesystem. This is feasible on the
> Hurd. Linux is not as flexible, unfortunately. I can envisage
Whoa.. we're well beyond what can be implemented in a package manager now.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>