A Suggestion For A Simple Package Manager

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Mar 20 08:28:52 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 3:01 AM, Tobias Gasser <lfs at ebp-gasser.ch> wrote:
> i'll explain why i NEVER will use any package-manager:

Looks like you have based your comments based primarily on package
management used by "binary distros". The features that you describe
are available in source based package distros such as those used by
Gentoo, Lunar Linux. Gentoo uses USE flags to set what features to
compile for each package. Lunar Linux prompts the user the first time
an optional feature is available for a particular package. Both
distros (and I am guessing other source based distros) provide an
option to compile and install a minimal version of the package.

Most of the discussions on PM in LFS tend to end with using DESTDIR
for package installation which does not affect what packages and what
dependencies the user wants to install.

Tushar Teredesai
   mailto:tushar at linuxfromscratch.org

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