Proper choice of package management strategy

bojster lfs at bojster.net
Thu Jan 18 08:34:24 PST 2007


Nadav Vinik wrote:

> "The drawback is that you have to manually set files suid root (but on
> the other hand, it gives you more control over packages - you decide
> what should be suid) and that some packages need some tweaking, as
> their install process behaves badly."
> 
> And this is what you recommend to newbies?

Yes, I do. I used it when I set up my first LFS and I never regretted
it - it helped me to gain full control over my system and prevented
many mistakes I could otherwise overlook (e.g. nVidia <> Mesa files
conflict).



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