On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:37:27 -0300
"Henry Lenzi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On 4/19/07, Chris <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Henry Lenzi wrote:
> > > I find nothing brilliant in Debian's package management. It's heavily
> > > dependent upon human intervention and just adds a layer of complexity
> > > on top of a problem that was *already solved* in the Unix world, by
> > > using Make files. Do they have a better backtracking algorithm then
> > > Make? No.
> >
> > I don't understand this at all.
> 
> It's quite obvious you don't.

Neither do you!

> > Assuming that Ubuntu's package
> > management is nearly the same as Debian's (by means of apt-get etc.)
> > then how do you figure it's heavily dependent on human intervention?
> >
> 
> Have you ever seen the process whereby Debian (and I keep saying
> Debian because Ubuntu just piggybacks on the Debian developers)
> releases packages?
> 
> Their package management system is supposed to be about handling
> dependencies automatically. Well, I'm not sure you've quite noticed
> this, that FreeBSD (and the other BSDs) *also* handle dependencies
> automatically. How? Because of the Magic Makefiles and its
> backtracking algorithm! Well, funny, huh. No need to reinvent the
> wheel, as 3 BSD Unixes demonstrate daily.
> 

Stop comparing things which aren't comparable! 

*BSD ports system handles dependencies in a completely different manner and its 
building upon source. apt-get uses binary packages. The two systems has nothing 
in common.
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