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Most package managers first download all the binaries/libraries. However, one package manager differs and does the job of downloading and installing at the same time. Check it out.

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Created by abhayks 14 years 37 weeks ago
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aboutblank

14 years 37 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago

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1. Dial up users are still a force

1. Dial up users are still a force to be reckoned with.
2. How do you install a program if the dependencies haven't been installed yet? Libraries are given their own packages. Including libraries in with the programs just bloat download time. Statically linking libraries to software has its disadvantages.
3. Of course their stuff may be easy to install - they have invested effort to make the experience seamless. Only software that is supported will have this same experience. This will likely mean only MS stuff.

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abhayks

14 years 37 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago

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1) Agreed, but whats your point.

1) Agreed, but whats your point. Even dial up users have to download all the libs and binaries.

2)Download and install the dependencies first. There is no need to include the libraries in the binaries. Its simple -isn't it ?

3) I want to stress on good package management; today it is limited to MS products. Hopefully some day MS will also have a utility like Synaptic/Pacman/Portage. Still they have shown what should be there in a good package manager.

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underthelinux

14 years 37 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago

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I don't think this should be in

I don't think this should be in the beginners category: perhaps 'opposition'?

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admin

14 years 37 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago

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Agreed. Corrected. Beginners

Agreed. Corrected.

Beginners is the default category. Some people don't think to (or forget to) change the category to something appropriate. In the new Drupligg system there will be a default category and submitters will have to enter at least one tag.

Thanks for pointing that stuff out.

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