LinuxPlanet: Linux Package Management: Keeping Up with the Times
Apr 22, 2002, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)
"It's easy to just kind of trundle along without giving much
thought to how our software changes over the years. We use the same
old features version after version unless a new one jumps out at us
through a new clickable button, or someone's newsgroup post. The
longer you've been working with something, the more you get behind,
and I certainly find that's true in my case from time to time.
"So, to benefit both myself and my readers, I figured it was
time to take a trip down Linux package management lane and see how
far we've come from the days of manually placing each tar file so
we can extract it to just the right spot.
"Some of you might see this material as a little basic, but bear
with me, not everyone is as omniscient as you are! I don't claim
that the following list is exhaustive..."