APT Changes

Posted on May 22, 2007. Filed under: Linux |

APT, the package manager for Debian Linux, needs some changes. The first improvement would be to include some complete documentation. Currently, there are a limited number of sources that APT can set-up easily. But not everyone has an internet connection established when they install Linux. It’s also possible that they don’t have a DVD player or all 20+ CDs. In fact, APT would benefit from being able to easily read from hard drives (USB or IDE) containing ISO images of the distro. That way, you wouldn’t have to press 20+ CDs (which is a total waste). APT needs smarter options and better documentation.

Another thing that would help would be increase the number of devices that can be configured in the fstab file. Out of the box, there is a limit (expressed as a static variable (I am told) or a constant in the source code).

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