Do We Really Need Another Packaging System?
Jun 27, 2008, 21:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yaakov Nemoy)
"Recently I've been quoted by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for
questioning the need for the LSB Package API. The kind of
conversation going on over the LSB Package API has been a recurring
theme ever since I started using Linux, and it contains quite a few
fallacies I would like to put down. Most importantly, the most
common theme I've heard is that this fancy new system could usher
in a new era of easy package installation for users. Let's go over
some of these myths.
"MYTH: PackageKit is just one level of abstraction on top of
package management that serves no purpose other than to make things
"REALITY: As stated in said article, Linspire has also created
such a layer. There is a huge difference between PK and CNR