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Old 09-04-2003, 05:46 AM   #1
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Autopackage - The next big step for Linux?


I was just surfing OSNews, and stumbled across an Article regarding Autopackage

After reading through some of the info and documentation, I really hope that this projects hits the big leagues. It'll not only be middle ground between distros, but it will save you from dependency hell!

This way peoples work can be accessed on every distro without the need of looking for the precompiled package for your specific distro, and no need to worry about looking for dependcy packages.

If this becomes the universal package management then maintainers of every type (except that of the source type) of package can "jump ship" to create packages for GNU/Linux and not just that single distro, with that package management that just won't work on any other machine, damn it!

I reckon GNU/Linux has been looking for a project like this. What do you guys think? I say, spread the word!

PS. Sorry, I don't have 5 posts yet, so I can't post the URL of Autopackage

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Old 09-04-2003, 08:00 AM   #2
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Y.A.S.T.

(Yet Another Setup Tool)

Last edited by fatgod; 09-04-2003 at 08:01 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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Or rather: Y.A.S.T.2.....

However , I wholeheartedly agree with you ; having a fixed standard for packaging should solve a lot of distribution-problems.
And I could certainly feel happy , getting rid of Dependency-Hellę.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:57 AM   #4
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Well is anyone going to pick it up? if Distros dont get behind it, it just aint gonna do anything but be another alternate meathod of installation...

YaST works for SuSE, Portage works for Gentoo, apt-get works for debian etcetera

It would be good if a bunch of distros do pick it up, but i think that they will generally keep package management under their own control...
 
Old 09-05-2003, 01:48 AM   #5
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Yep.

Hopefully a community starts going, and as the no. of packages available grows, then more and more people will start using it.

Could anyone think of any advantages RPM (and other precompiled packgages) could have Autopackage?

I know when I finally decide to create my own lil' personal distro (using LFS), I've found a package management that's just right for it.

BTW now that I have 5 posts, the website for Autopackage is www.autopackage.org
 
Old 09-05-2003, 09:59 AM   #6
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This way peoples work can be accessed on every distro without the need of looking for the precompiled package for your specific distro, and no need to worry about looking for dependcy packages.
Dependecy is solved by the apt suite too, but, apparently nobody wants rpm to die in favour of deb. Probably other managers like portage or yast do the same thing but I think everybody is different and wants a different tool.

Think, linux is only the kernel and the same version of kernel is different from a machine to another.

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If this becomes the universal package management then maintainers of every type (except that of the source type) of package can "jump ship" to create packages for GNU/Linux and not just that single distro, with that package management that just won't work on any other machine, damn it!
apt and deb manage source files too!
 
  


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