On 10/16/19 7:36 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> It was never designed to solve parallel installability problem.
… which is exactly why it causes version hell.
Could you expand on that? Since a modular system currently prevents
parallel version installation, it may provide suboptimal/obsolete
versions, but I wouldn't tap it as 'version hell', which in my mind
describes a system with multiple installed versions installed all over
the place, causing confusion and uncertainty as to the ABI compatibility
and patching status.
Perhaps you are saying that a hypothetical system allowing packaged
parallel installed versions provides the authoritative registry that
tracks such dependencies, and therefore does not have these problems?