Originally Posted by idrougge
I think package management is a "solution" to a problem which would be better solved by removing the problem altogether.
Of course, the Amiga's handling of applications is also far from optimal. To begin with, there is no notion of applications whatsoever, as far as the OS is concerned. The Commodities system was a good start, though.
I never liked package management when i first started using Linux, but i do like the fact that when you install a package it installs all its dependencies as well. It would be nice if there were some quick way to query an executable to find which libraries it needs. Maybe a special hunk in the executable could contain such a list? But this is getting a bit off-topic.