Package Managers #lca2017
edit: This got written up as an article on LWN.net, a huge thank you to Jonathan Corbet for that!
I have also been thinking about this presentation a lot in the years following - the package management problem remains unsolved and it’s still something I wrestle with.
Lately I actually took the plunge and installed NixOS on two of my machines. It’s weird and clunky in some ways, but at the same time it’s a delight.
These are some other relevant talks from lca2017.
- Consider the Maintainer
- Rootless containers with runC
- Drink from the firehose: release-monitoring.org
- Simple made easy (Rich Hickey)
- The future doesn’t have to be incremental (Alan Kay)
- qubes os
- project atomic