A Suggestion For A Simple Package Manager
lfs at ebp-gasser.ch
Fri Mar 20 01:01:04 PDT 2009
> A good package manager is, IMO, a necessity.
i'll explain why i NEVER will use any package-manager:
have a look at the configure options with php5:
depending on what other packages i've alread installed, the php package
will contain the mcrypt/mhash ONLY IF NEEDED, same with mysql or pgsql,
the imap-functionnality, the soap (xml) and quite some more.
on a full blown server i have tonns of --with-xy or --enable-ab, after
building the required libraries and tools. on a router where i have php
available for my web-interface to maintain the system i just don't need
them (and thus have lots of --without-xy and --disable-ab).
which version do you declare the one and only to be used for the
with (b)lfs i have full control on what is installed on a system. i
really dislike packages like "php5" + "php-mysql" + "php-pgsql" +
"php-whatever-you-wish" (and each one again with -devel). i just compile
php with all the options i need on a particular machine.
or have a look at samba:
for a small network i don't use ldap. but sometimes i use it and thus
have to compile with --enable-ldapsam. same with cups or pam.
usually i don't install swat (thus --disable-swat), but some customers
are already used to it, thus i include it.
greetings from switzerland
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