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Fucking package managers how do they

2023-12-06 01:50:02.414708+01 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Fucking package managers, how do they work?

Do they work? Can they work? Dear deities how did we manage to build an industry on top of the node ecosystem? How can there be this many pages on the web reporting exactly my problem, with nobody having any meaningful solution or discussion of what might be a place to start?

What kind of a loving god could allow a world in which this exists?

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#Comment Re: Fucking package managers how do they made: 2023-12-06 12:33:51.157008+01 by: brainopener

One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

#Comment Re: Fucking package managers how do they made: 2023-12-06 23:01:24.093203+01 by: Dan Lyke

In other news, I just took some C++ code that hasn't been touched in 2 decades (like literally the repo on the FTP server was dated from then), and the only thing I had to do was add one namespace scope because something had been moved into std:: and implemented in that code.

Meanwhile, our freakin' company website needed several days to catch up on a year or so's worth of Node package changes...

And then I had to undo something that got checked in to the repo, a portion of which was automatically generated, because it referred to a specific version on another coder's machine.

Which should, of course, have been the version on my machine, because we just updated everything, but.... ugh.

Yeah. There's a reason C doesn't suck so bad.

#Comment Re: Fucking package managers how do they made: 2023-12-12 19:32:58.152068+01 by: meuon

The inherited complexity and abstraction of popular web frameworks is insane. and why I don't use them.

#Comment Re: Fucking package managers how do they made: 2023-12-13 19:25:31.854442+01 by: Dan Lyke

Saw this morning on the Fediverse RT tiddy roosevelt @babe@glitterkitten.co.uk

boy are you debian, because you seem to have dependency issues

And... s/debian/node/g and it stops being funny and starts being sad.

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