Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:30 UTC
Linux A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers. Unlike existing package managers, Nix allows different versions of software to live side by side, and permits sane rollbacks of software upgrades.
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by centos_user on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 01:01 UTC
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I am wondering how this would solve a problem if the package is not in the channel for downloading?

Also, I use RHEL/Centos/Fedora and I do not have problems with broken dependencies. Maybe this was in the past, however I have installed packages manually and resolved dependencies myself (not recommended). As far as RHEL goes, if it is in the channel if a dependency is missing they will get it fixed asap.

I am not sure about Debian based distro's I have only installed and used Ubuntu for like less than 10 minutes and deleted it off and re-installed Fedora...

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