Proper choice of package management strategy

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 09:16:18 PST 2007


On 1/18/07, bojster <lfs at bojster.net> wrote:
> 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).

As a bonus, pkg_users is infamous upstream! (Look for the part where
it say "LFS recommends this, or did once at least")

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dbus/2006-October/006096.html

--
Dan



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