Packaging and installation
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Mon Oct 23 16:03:44 PDT 2000
Nicholas Petreley <nicholas at petreley.com>:
> Instead, we should define an installation protocol that
> looks for programs and libraries within the filesystem
> itself in order to detect if dependencies are met.
Nick, I think this is a case where the search for perfection is far less
important that getting a solution in place that does 90% of the job and
can evolve to do 100%.
Anyone who cares about solving this problem knows where the RPM sources are,
and I'm sure the Red Hat guys would be happy to fold in the contribution.
I say let's go for RPM rather than letting the better be the worst enemy
of the good.
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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