Fwd: package managers [was: FatELF patches...]

From: Marcin Letyns
Date: Thu Nov 05 2009 - 04:35:23 EST

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From: Marcin Letyns <mletyns@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 2009/11/5
Subject: Re: package managers [was: FatELF patches...]
To: Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

2009/11/5 Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, 4 Nov 2009, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:

> No, if I compile alpha version of mplayer by hand, it compiles and links
> against whatever libraries I have on my system. If I pull it out of some
> "testing" repository, it is already compiled and linked against libraries
> in the same "testing" repository and it will load the system with crap.
> That is the unfortunate reality of not having a binary standard :-(

Another bull, it's reality of not having precompiled package for your
distro. Try installing this on windows (not by running executable -
consider there's no executable in this case :>)! Precompiled packages
are smarter equivalents of windows exes. If there's no precompiled
package or if there's no exe you've got to compile and in your
situation mess everything up. I don't consider someone needs binary
standard etc. What you need is just precompiled packages for your
distro. If someone doesn't want to give you them, it's his fault. In
example you go at skype.com or whatever and you download single .deb
or .rpm and if you use (K)ubuntu you just click on this package and
skype or whatever will install automagically.

Btw. I don't consider such discussion should take place at lkml, so
maybe you'll start writing about this at linux.com or somewhere else?

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