Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2009 15:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD PC-BSD, the desktop-oriented FreeBSD variant, has released version 7.1, dubbed Galileo. In case you don't know, PC-BSD is a FreeBSD distribution with lots of customisations focussed on the desktop user. Its most defining features is the Push Button Installer, a self-contained package format with handy installers/uninstallers. PC-BSD 7.1 comes loaded with changes and updates.
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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by Almindor on Sat 11th Apr 2009 07:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
Almindor
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PBIs have their problems. Biggest hurdle I see is the lack of proper global library installation.

If you need a program which creates other programs (compiler, framework etc.) you NEED those libraries installed globally. PBIs don't do that, they only install locally for given program. In cases like these you either have to resort to hacks (make the PBI install scripts add libs to global paths) or ports/packages.

Otherwise I think it's a nice end-user installer principle, considering todays RAM and disk sizes (because saving a few mb by sharing a .so isn't really that important nowadays).

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