Re: [PATCH] base/patch: Disable network for unpack/patch/configure/compile/install
On Mon, 27 Dec 2021 at 14:38, Stefan Herbrechtsmeier <stefan@...> wrote:
> I tend to think that the best (and the hardest) option is to improve
I feel that ship has sailed. The rest of the world has already chosen the self-contained bundling via custom language-specific package management. Keeping up with that via custom reimplementations of those tools will be a never ending maintenance burden; I'd rather directly use the tools that everyone else does. It's all open source and can be fixed.
Why C/C++ and Python doesn't fetch all its dependencies inside a single
C/C++ is kind of moving that way too. Meson already has support for it; so far it's optional, but it does exist. The reason you can still do manual dependency management there is that those environments are from a different era, and carry a lot of inertia.