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Comment this is as far from UNIX philosophy as you can get (Score 1) 466

so every time I install something which is bundled with (say) java, I'll get java every time? How many copies of java with inconsistent and possibly incompatible behaviour does a person need?
example, say I have an app which comes bundled with "helper-program" version 1.0, which keeps its config files in ~/.helperprogram/config
and then I have another app which comes bundled with "helper-program" version 1.1 which keeps its config files in ~/.helperprogram/config
wtf??? am I missing something here?
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