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Re: Debian packagers also struggle with many dependencies
On 22/01/2021 13:29, Rhialto wrote:
Well I don't know about the go case but trying to make it so that an
packages rather than downloading them with npm or yarn will be massively
An interesting article on LWN. If they come up with some solution (but
so far it doesn't look like it) this could be useful for pkgsrc too.
I've got a relatively simple js app that runs as a daemon and implements
a few REST API's. That app has 100s of dependencies and even with
automation the sheer workload of creating a package dependency for each
one will be massive.
You also commonly get into situations where different applications need
a different version of the same package. So you would have to work out
some way of having multiple versions of the same package installed at
application assumes its got its own node_modules directory to keep its
dependent packages in.
You only have to look at the profusion of perl and python packages to
get a feel for how bad this can get. And perl and python scripts don't
tend to suffer too much from scripts depending on a particular version
of a package.
I wish debian luck with this one :D
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