We're doing an upcoming show discussing secondary package managers, software used outside your primary OS's main system to install software either system or user wide.
So far we have Snap, Guix, AppImage, Flatpak and Homebrew. Any other prominent ones missing?
We're not covering language specific managers such as CPAN or PyPy, nor as we covering full containerization or virtualization technology such as Docker, Rocket or Vagrant. Maybe we'll cover those in the future.
@librelounge nix of nixOS supports multiple operating systems besides its own distro I've been told. Not sure if it counts for you, might be an interesting hybrid case tho.
@phryk Thanks. Yes, nix and Guix are very similar in the way they work (Guix being a spinoff of Nix that is entirely Guile based).
It's certainly worth mentioning.
@librelounge AUR helpers probably don't count but it'd be interesting to compare them to Guix
@librelounge aur arch linux user repository, in a way
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