Do you use it? Do you like it? Dislike it? How do you think it compares to the native package manager, or other cross-distro package managers like Snap or Flatpak?

  • SubversivoB
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    53 years ago

    Why should I use some ruby program to manage packages instead of a compiled tool?

  • @peppermint@lemmy.ml
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    33 years ago

    used it before, can be used to install things without admin privileges. but very time and space consuming.

  • Massada
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    3 months ago

    I don’t use it. Between my distro’s package manager and flatpak, I don’t feel like I need it. If I were to try an additional package manager I’d probably use Nix.

  • @frogmint@beehaw.org
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    3 months ago

    With access to the AUR on Arch-based distros, I don’t have the need for it. Normally, I choose:

    1. Distribution package
    2. Flatpak
    3. AUR
    4. AppImage

    I haven’t yet come across something which is available in homebrew but not in one of these options. I’d use it if I had a need. Currently, I haven’t needed to use any AppImages but have in the past when Flatpak has been slower to update for Ultimaker Cura.