"What follows in the article is an analysis of the 'dependency
hell' problem in Linux and the issues surrounding software
installation. I make a proposal of my own and critique the
suggested 'solutions' to these problems and point my finger at
'the' (my perception) source of these problems.
"I have used Linux for almost 8 years now and exclusively for
the last three, so I have experienced what many refer to as
'dependency hell.' Two years ago I switched to Gentoo which
radically reduced my experiences with dependency hell. I will not
say it eliminated it-for I love to play with the very newest and
latest, but as regards those packages in portage I have had
extremely few dependency problems -read perhaps 3 times..."