Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
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RE[3]: GoboLinux
by wannabe geek on Tue 6th May 2008 13:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GoboLinux"
wannabe geek
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2006-09-27

Well, I meant that the LSB project tries to stablish a core system (including specific libraries), so that third party application packages can just depend on lsb-core. For instance, take this section:

http://refspecs.linux-foundation.org/LSB_3.2.0/LSB-Core-generic/LSB...

"Packages shall have a dependency that indicates which LSB modules are required. [...] Packages shall not depend on other system-provided dependencies. They shall not depend on non-system-provided dependencies unless the package provider also makes available the LSB conforming packages needed to satisfy such dependencies. "

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