Hi, >This doesn't necessarilly have to be true. The package could also contain data >regarding what dependencies it has. Have the package management system check to see if >they've been installed, and if they're not, to automatically download and install them. Agreed. But we were talking of SV, which hasn't got such a thing. I was simply warning about the current state of software installers in BeOS, because AFAIK there isn't a single tool for BeOS which handles this. Except for Staller, some code on bebits.com which could be used as a base for such a system is OpenBeOS :) Regards, Ithamar.