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SEUL: Install Sheild

Gee, just do both. Most packages could just ask for the cd or ftp a 
component and a large application that came on CD, i.e. an office suite,
could run
the package manager to get what it needed or include it on the CD.

William T Wilson wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jan 1998, Erez Nir wrote:
> > I still disagree. An end user doesnt care a thing about dependencies,
> > etc.  The only thing he cares about is that when a software is installed
> > it works for the first time. Thus packages should be Fully self
> > contained and Include ALL relevant libraries and components.
> Maybe, maybe not.  This makes packages BIG.  In the windows world,
> InstallShield checks to see whether its version of a library is more
> recent than an existing one; if it is, it installs it, and if it isn't, it
> uses the new one.  A package system that did this would be good- does RPM
> do this already?