Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

You are trying to reinvent the wheel.

Apt, yum, et al all support the behavior you just listed. It takes a couple extra configuration steps, granted you still have to deal with dependencies which force updating... but that is something you can't get around unless your RSS can magically add pixie dust to make dynamic libraries irrelevant for the apps linked against them.

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