DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-04
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 02:16:07PM +0300, Yaroslav Tarasenko wrote:
I remember how it was simple installing software (and upgrading to new
versions) on BeOS: you should just unzip archive file and put its
contents somewhere on HD. Is it a dream in bsd world?
You can do the same on any OS, but it means duplicating a lot of stuff.
Heck, move all your libs into $PKG/lib, use a wrapper which sets
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the install location and be done. That's what a lot
of commerical software vendors do.
Is it the UNIX-way? I don't think so.
I am not against a bit of duplication to avoid a lot of exasperation.
Especially if that would help segragate stuff that need different level
of reliability and availability.
I would be glad to have a way to install, say, apache with a private
dependency tree so that when I can upgrade all the rest without worrying
about breaking it (even temporarly). I've heard about pkgsrc "views". Is
remember, "There is more than one way to do it" ;)