|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] RPM HELL
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Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 18:41:39 -0400
To: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: [hangout] RPM HELL
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In-Reply-To: <20020815222423.GA14200-at-www2.mrbrklyn.com>; from ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com on Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 06:24:23PM -0400
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On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 06:24:23PM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
> I mean, I could just as well build the whole damn system again by hand. WHo
> needs Red Hat.
> This is the kind of thing that makes Redhat want to make me puke.
When you've got to compile something by hand, you're in trouble.
What you've got in that case is a Frankenstein system part-packaged
and part-handmade. From now on, new packaged software isn't going
to acknowledge the existence of the handmade stuff. Like, if you
ever want to install another RPM that needs Postgres, it won't install.
It will complain about postgres not being installed because you installed
it by hand.
Such is life, I'm afraid.
The package system will get you everything _but_ the stuff you
really care about. What's missing is a package system that
acknowledges handmade stuff. This is probably not possible.
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