>>>>> "AC" == Anthony Carrico <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
AC> 1. NEGATIVE -- everything is not in one hierarchy.
Well, as long as it doesn't all have to be under /usr or /usr/local,
it still can be.
AC> I think this was an original design goal, and it is lost. This
AC> breaks Michel's idea for uninstallation (delete a single
AC> subtree). If this goal can't be sacrificed, then one way to achive
AC> it would be to severely restrict the proposal to deal with scheme
AC> source code only. My personal view is that this design goal is not
AC> practical in the Unix context.
After having installed 300+ software packages in a heterogeneous Unix
environment (with the help of two scsh scripts) where every software
package is in its own hierarchy, I can say with confidence that it's
very practical. (I'd say it's the *only* way to achieve practicality
in a distributed, heterogeneous environment, actually.)
Cheers =8-} Mike
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