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  It's a Cycle of Life Thing: Managing Linux Releases
Subject:   encap can do some of this
Date:   2003-03-18 11:06:21
From:   anonymous2
There are various projects that used the encap system. I'm not sure any are still around. Encap is a package management system and philosophy that takes a lot from the NextStep system. Each package is installed into its own directory. Different versions have different directories. Search Google for encap. I've never used it, but it appears to solve some of the problems raised in the article. Of course now you need a distro based on encap...