[clug-talk] Tar file

Robert Lewko lewkor at telus.net
Wed Nov 17 11:27:18 PST 2004


On November 18, 2004 03:41 am, bogi wrote:
> I will agree here. Linux should be the platform the major apps should go
> for, and not a particular distro. Distros are designed to come and go, they
> change all the time, and that is ok. The problem is with the concept. As a
> major app vendor, you should build your software to be generic enough to be
> able to run on a relatively wide base of distros, you may achieve this
> either by creating a specific binary compiled against a particular distro,
> and make that available when the new distro is available, or you make parts
> of your application re-compileable, so the end user can compile and install
> in whatever system they wish. Yes it is more work, but oss is living thing,
> you cant take a snapshot and stick with it for ions. It will limit the
> usability of your application, and the choice of those who want to use it.
> $0.02
> Cheers
> Szemir

One more way of doing it is to build the app in its own sandbox - delivering 
it with its own version of libc and all other libraries that it depends on.  
In this way it does not depend on the distro.  However, packages built this 
way are BIG.




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