Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After the flood of Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 reviews, here is a review of PC-BSD 1.3 Beta. "PC-BSD has improved quite a bit and the use of its open-source PBI packaging system is a great idea. Although it obviously means there might be a minor delay in newly released products being ported over to the PBI package system, novice users will rejoice because the wait is well worth it. PC-BSD is a well oiled machine with its quick response times, even if you don't have that much memory in your system. Its implementation of a clean interface is welcomed by me and not having a 3D enabled desktop is not something I really would worry about unless you are an eye-candy lover."
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RE[6]: Nice review
by Doc Pain on Wed 1st Nov 2006 11:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Nice review"
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"You can either manualy put your required libraries to global lib directory, risking package/port corruption, or not, making your software work, but not it's products. "

Would /etc/libmap.conf be a possible solution?

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RE[7]: Nice review
by Almindor on Wed 1st Nov 2006 12:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Nice review"
Almindor Member since:
2006-01-16

Perhaps, but it would be tricky at best, and once again just a hack. I think that the PBIs need to handle this automagicly.

My idea is to add a "global libraries" list into the PBI creator, and also versions. So eg: you fill in "libgtk-12.so" version: "x.y.z".

The PBI would make some dir like /Programs/GlobLibs/libname/libversion and map it.

Uninstallation would be like in window (lib xx is not used by any other software, do you wisht to remove it?).

This would be clean solution which should work, but I'm sure there are hidden pitfalls as well.

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