Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2007 16:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Benchmarks "We have developed a new package-management tool, called Opium, that improves on current tools in two ways: Opium is complete, in that if there is a solution, Opium is guaranteed to find it, and Opium can optimize a user-provided objective function, which could for example state that smaller packages should be preferred over larger ones. We performed a comparative study of our tool against Debian's apt-get on 600 traces of real-world package installations. We show that Opium runs fast enough to be usable, and that its completeness and optimality guarantees provide concrete benefits to end users."
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RE: Interesting..
by r3m0t on Tue 5th Jun 2007 09:55 UTC in reply to "Interesting.."
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Assuming you meant you have installed none of A,B,X,Y and tried to install A,B, it would say:

Either: {A,X} (i.e. install A and X)
Or: {B,Y} (i.e. install B and Y)
Or: {} (i.e. do nothing) - but I think they probably filter out that option early on


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