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. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"