Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
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If only...
by wigginz on Mon 5th May 2008 22:37 UTC
wigginz
Member since:
2006-03-03

I so wish I had time to read this Thom. Like many of us, package management is the first and foremost reason we "advanced" Linux users will choose a distribution. Well, actually since I discovered Debian I've never looked back except for the occasional brush with Yum... and thinking that Red Hat has had APT as the example for YEARS, and Yum is the crap they came up with?!?!?

Anyway, care to make it a podcast or something that I can put on and tune in and out while I'm coding? Mostly kidding, that's a lot of work... would be more efficient in the end if I just read it ;) Anyway, nice article, love the exclusives.

Edited 2008-05-05 22:38 UTC

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RE: If only...
by shevegen on Tue 6th May 2008 13:08 in reply to "If only..."
shevegen Member since:
2008-04-04

'Like many of us, package management is the first and foremost reason we "advanced" Linux users will choose a distribution.'

Not me. I guess I am not alone though. Personally, I simply refuse to use solutions that do not give me the _OPTION_ of having something like AppDirs.

AppDirs are simply a better way to manage applications than FHS, period. If I want to have something removed, i go kill the dir. I dont _want_ to DEPEND on a package manager in order to uninstall something again.

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