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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It's not about dependency solving !
by chicobaud on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 20:57 UTC
chicobaud
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2005-08-14

It's not (only about dependency hell) It's NOT ... ... because the MAIN advantage is that you can INSTALL and UPGRADE different versions with different libraries requirements (of a software package) without breaking your current kernel and distro version.

This is something WINDOWS can DO ! but not Linux (or FreeBSD) !!!!
Thanks for your careful thinking and reading.

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