On Mon, Feb 12, 2018, at 1:39 PM, Lucio De Re wrote:
> On 2/12/18, Ethan Grammatikidis <eeke...@fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > [ a neat rant I agree almost to the pixel with... ]
> The message, of course, is that one should not need hundreds of
> thousands of files deployed on a workstation and that there should be
> packages to remove software, rather than install it. Who knows, that
> may happen, one day.
I like it when the uninstall command is "rm -r". Sadly, I think the only unixy
system where that's even remotely practical any more is Mac OS X. GNUstep too,
of course, but I don't know if it will automatically search for packages you
As well as being removable, their foo.app directories can easily contain a lot
of dependencies as well as the program itself, not relying on the system to
provide all dependencies. I remember concluding that's how it should be done,
but don't remember all my reasoning now.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. -- Chaucer