Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2005 11:55 UTC, submitted by Swank1
Linux Are there too many Linux distributions currently available? Can there be too many? This article explores the effect of the large number of distros out right now and suggests that progress could possibly be made through a consolidation.
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John Nilsson
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2005-07-06

"For starters you need the ability to use any package with any package handler"

Do you have any ideas for how this is to be done?

Take cron. Let's say that I want to install a crond package into my system.

I want this daemon to be handled by my init system.

Should my system figure out what scripts to generate on installation or should this FAT-package have scripts for every conceivable init systems?

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