On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Aaron Griffin <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Denis Kobozev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Interesting. Judging from a quick glance at the NixOS homepage, nix
>> deals with shared dependencies by having very precise rules about
>> which package requires which versions of shared libraries. So when a
>> new version of libfoo comes out, all packages that depend on libfoo
>> should be rebuilt. If package maintainers are lazy, you would end up
>> with a system where each package has its own version of libfoo...
> GoboLinux does something similar in that packages are installed to
> some place in a directory named packagename-version/ and then things
> are symlinked in.
And how does that work out in practice? Not that good, otherwise Arch
would do it too?