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That indeed does sound sweet.



Yep, except quite clearly full of heavily single platform linked assumptions.

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Not all software strives to be anything other than really awesome for a single platform, where those assumptions are actually helpful, not detrimental.

It all depends on the use case. Having everything is pretty much the same as having nothing.

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Having everything is pretty much the same as having nothing.

Ahh yes, grasshopper. But neither situation is the pure folly of being attached to the idea of such possession!

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It was built on a single "stack", but all of the code and technology involved was multi-platform. It would probably take a month or two to make it fully portable. But the RPM database it used was independent of the OS, and it provided all its own dependencies across multiple architectures and versions of the OS. (You could also run it on Solaris...)

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