[arch-general] Package management

Kalrish Bäakjen kalrish.antrax at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 06:21:10 EST 2014

I'm sorry. My idea now seems much worse (and it wouldn't be worth
implementing it).

Regards, and thanks for your time,
On Jan 6, 2014 8:11 AM, "Rashif Ray Rahman" <schiv at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 6 January 2014 09:26, Kalrish Bäakjen <kalrish.antrax at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Note, however, that the model I propose wouldn't introduce many changes.
> You say that, but you also say this:
> > There are also directories in /usr/lib that should be renamed.
> To me, that by itself implies 'many changes'. Forgive me if I
> misunderstood the context, though.
> > Please note that outdated versions would NOT be held in official
> > repositories. However, as official PKGBUILDs are in an SVN tree, an user
> > could checkout the desired version and build it for himself/herself (if I
> > have understood it correctly).
> There is more to it than that -- we'd have to keep full sources [1]
> for every version we support. While that's not anything new for binary
> distributions, it does affect our resources. However, I do support
> innovations to prevent breakages.
> Whatever it is, I don't think Judd envisioned slotted installs when he
> conceived Arch Linux. In fact, Arch was made to move away from such
> complexities, but that's only my interpretation of its history and
> purpose.
> Caveat: I used Gentoo before Arch, not for long but long enough, in 2006/7.
> [1] ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/sources
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