Autopackage for Ubuntu!

Konstantin Ryabitsev mricon at
Wed Feb 2 10:29:57 CST 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 10:54:34 -0500, elanthis <dlist at> wrote:
> This isn't true, in theory.
> libbar-2.0 would be paralell installable with libbar-1.2 because they
> are two different major versions.  If a package needed libbar-1.4, then
> upgrading to 1.4 should not break any apps using libbar-1.2

Fine, this still doesn't handle the following situation:

1. Install Foo, which requires libbar.
2. Install libbar.
3. Install Baz.
4. Go on a disk-cleaning spree and remove Baz and libbar, since you
don't recall that Foo still needs it.
5. Foo breaks.

Any system that doesn't have a central dependency tracking database
for installs *AND* removes will eventually create more problems than
it claims to solve.

Konstantin Ryabitsev
Zlotniks, INC

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