Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 23:24 UTC, submitted by Andrzej Ptak
Linux There are currently at least five popular ways of installing software in GNU/Linux. None of them are widely accepted throughout the popular distributions. This situation is not a problem for experienced users - they can make decisions for themselves. However, for a newcomer in the GNU/Linux world, installing new software is always pretty confusing. The article tries to sum up some of the recent efforts to fix this problem and examine the possible future of packaging software in GNU/Linux.
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by Lamego on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 08:23 UTC
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People should understand that CNR is just a service/interface, it uses the Debian package format with APT repositories. The major advantage is the fancy interface and the commercial repository.
The CNR packages have the same features and problems of the Debian ones.
The news of CNR becoming available for Ubuntu is just marketing. Because Linspire will be based on Ubuntu all their packages will need to be Ubuntu (Debian) compatible, they are not adding new supported platforms.

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