Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Mar 2005 11:22 UTC
Linux 2003 was the year with Gentoo written all over it in the Linux universe. Last year was Ubuntu's & MEPIS'. I believe that Arch Linux's year is the current one. Read more for a comparison of Arch to existing distributions, and why we think it rocks and where we think it still requires some work.
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Recursive dependencies
by Anonymous on Mon 21st Mar 2005 14:58 UTC

There is still a reason why slackware stupid simple package manager might be better than pacman (or whatever else) with automatic resolution of dependencies. If you e.g. try to install KOffice in Arch, you'll also get glib and gconf installed, although they have nothing to do with KOffice. It seems to be very difficult to prepare packages and dependencies so as not to end up with completely useless recursive dependencies.