Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:30 UTC
Linux A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers. Unlike existing package managers, Nix allows different versions of software to live side by side, and permits sane rollbacks of software upgrades.
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It's not about dependency solving !
by chicobaud on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 20:57 UTC
chicobaud
Member since:
2005-08-14

It's not (only about dependency hell) It's NOT ... ... because the MAIN advantage is that you can INSTALL and UPGRADE different versions with different libraries requirements (of a software package) without breaking your current kernel and distro version.

This is something WINDOWS can DO ! but not Linux (or FreeBSD) !!!!
Thanks for your careful thinking and reading.

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AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

er, Linux has absolutely no problem with doing that.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess you are not a Window's developer. This was a TERRIBLE problem in the ActiveX/COM era, which a lot of programs still use. .NET programs have the advantage of being able to simultaneously load different versions of the same library, and thus things are getting better.

As AdamW mentions above, Linux has no problem with this.

p.s. I read carefully and I appreciate your thanks.

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