Talk:List of software package management systems

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that direct seems advertisment[edit]

Seems to me this "DIRECT" package manager sitting on top of the unix list and of all the lists is more advertising than anything.

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Being ubuntu one of the most popular linux distributions, and because not many people know that it's based on Debian, I think it should be added that Ubuntu uses dpkg as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.230.143.237 (talk) 04:01, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Additional package managers[edit]

FreeBSD's "pkg_install" suite and OpenBSD's rewrite of it as "pkg_add" ought to be mentioned. Also, ActiveState's PPM might be noteworthy for the application-level section. 24.54.148.214 (talk) 01:27, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Why Windows Installer[edit]

Is Windows Installer really a package manager? I'm pretty sure it just installs applications, not packages. One of many places I've seen it said that Windows simply does not have any standard package management system: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7784665/windows-package-manager-for-c-libraries — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.192.5.27 (talk) 22:51, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

python packaging mistakes[edit]

Including both easy_install and PyPI as package managers incorrectly explains the package management in python. PyPI is the package repository and the depreciated package manager is easy_install and the current package manager is pip Lucractius (talk) 05:41, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Go get[edit]

I think go get is not a package management. It can't handle dependency and it has no update function. -- OlafRadicke (talk) 07:08, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

cross ref[edit]

It would be more useful to have a cross reference of package names across package managers.

Then, for example, if someone sees an apt-get command and they have yum, they would come here and see the equivalent package, or the equivalent yum command. Or if they see yum and have Ubuntu, they could do the reverse. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.160.49.90 (talk) 23:33, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Is it better to have the article be wrong or for it to not have a "correct" citation?[edit]

My edit was reverted due to bad citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_software_package_management_systems&oldid=prev&diff=749663660

What's the right choice? Should I just edit it again and exclude the citation? I've barely touched Wikipedia in years so am no longer familiar with the right protocols/formats/etc. :-/ --Brendan Hide (talk) 21:50, 21 November 2016 (UTC)