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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RE[4]: GoboLinux
by TemporalBeing on Tue 6th May 2008 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GoboLinux"
TemporalBeing
Member since:
2007-08-22

Well, I meant that the LSB project tries to stablish a core system (including specific libraries), so that third party application packages can just depend on lsb-core. For instance, take this section:

http://refspecs.linux-foundation.org/LSB_3.2.0/LSB-Core-generic/LSB...

"Packages shall have a dependency that indicates which LSB modules are required. [...] Packages shall not depend on other system-provided dependencies. They shall not depend on non-system-provided dependencies unless the package provider also makes available the LSB conforming packages needed to satisfy such dependencies. "


Yes, LSB tries to establish a core. And most of it is okay, but it still doesn't go quite far enough. Personally, I think they need to get RPM out of LSB and replace it with something like (though not necessarily) Autopackage. It would make the LSB a far better standard, and would really help towards Linux on the Desktop too.

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RE[5]: GoboLinux
by hobgoblin on Tue 6th May 2008 20:32 in reply to "RE[4]: GoboLinux"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

autopackage? meh...

i would rather see some kind of standardized dependencies file so that a converter program could read it and spit out a functional distro package based on the incoming archive.

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