Andrew Schott Posted:
J-P Simard Posted:
I'm curious, has any of the proponents of this ppa idea actually have ever maintained a ppa themselves?
It is easy to ask for something when you don't know the work involved.
I maintain several yum repos. Not that hard.
lets split Package managers vs package&dependency fetchers, ie yum&apt vs rpm&dpkg
rpm is generally very easy. Mostly because rpm packages don't require that you wear pants when you go outside to do things. It just assumes you do. Funny things tend to happen when you don't wear pants outside. At least it is funny for everyone else.
dpkg set the bar a little higher by requiring things like making sure you are wearing pants. But having to make sure you wear pants for every different day(flavor) of the month(distribution) becomes a little tedious to the point of soul crushing any CM.
yum is kinda like a short bus. everyone hops on, hopefully the driver isn't hungover, or still drunk, from trying to drink away their problems last night. it works except for when it does not. And when it does not work, it fails spectacularly.
apt is a bus transit authority in how things are handled, everyone has their tickets and their destination. everything is fairly organized in a way which provides the most benefit. While they do not happen as often, getting changes done requires alot of extra effort, involving groups outside the TA for planning and execution of changes.
While it could be possible for make a repository for every special case distribution, it really isn't feasible without escitalopram and alprazolam scripts.
Not to mention, many users are not intelligent enough to catch that this software requires a purchased license to function, and these users will just cause outright issues due to implied privilege and inability to rtfm.