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Could Docker replace package management?

Mar 30, 2015, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

Conventional wisdom holds that containers are fast on their way to remaking everything from application deployment to the design of ultralean Linux distributions. That last part raises a question, though: Could container technologies like Docker be used to solve Linux's long-standing conundrums with package management? Might containers provide a path away from dependency hell and competing (and incompatible) package standards?

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