Subject: Re: make update hell
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/15/2004 18:13:48
Alistair Crooks <> writes:

> Having said all that about the holistic view, I also believe that
> package views work perfectly with shared libraries - in fact, that's
> one area in which I believe they excel.

pkgviews seems like a decent mechanism for having libfoo1.2 and
libfoo1.3, but much of the complaint I see in this thread is packages
demanding libfoo1.3 when they don't need it. In that respect, pkgview
will make things nicer, but only by papering over the underlying

        - Nathan