[Mono-devel-list] Re: Potential GAC implementation ideas.

John Luke jluke at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Oct 23 19:51:49 EDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 18:03, Joe Shaw wrote:
> That sort of breaks the model with packaging on Linux, though.  In the
> RPM, there's a reference to a file, and that file has to go *somewhere*,
> so why not put it where it's supposed to go? :)
I don't necessarily think using rpm, deb, etc. would be needed (or even
be a good idea) for assemblies intended for the GAC.  Why would you want
to limit yourself in that way?  It would be far more portable to have a
tarball (or zip) with a small install script that works on all mono
supported platforms regardless of the native package system.

Of course, I realize there are some drawbacks to this approach for
distributions that rely on there own formats, but it shouldn't be hard
to fit into that when necessary.

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