Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC, submitted by broomfighter
Linux "The Portable Linux Apps project brings the ideal of "1 app, 1 file" to Linux. Applications are able to run on all major distributions irrespective of their packaging systems - everything the application needs to run is packaged up inside of it. There are no folders to extract, dependencies to install or commands to enter: "Just download, make executable, and run!"" A follow-up article describes how it works, and how to transform debian packages into AppImages. The packages don't include libraries, so the system won't need to update the same library in each individual app.
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This leads to interesting situations
by error32 on Sat 17th Jul 2010 12:24 UTC
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2008-12-10

Imagine there is a library that is used in a lot of packages, just not so much that their system will assume it is there. Hence the library get packed with the apps.
Then there is a fatal security flaw unveiled in this library. The user will then have to update each application that uses the library instead of just a library packages...


Why not throw all rational thought away and just all link static instead of dynamic.

Edited 2010-07-17 12:24 UTC

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