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Re: packaging system

From: Shawn Debnath <sdebnath@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 23:14:25 -0500

Couple ideas (perhaps already mentioned):

1) Need to put dependency info inside binary packages.
2) Instead of rewriting the packaging system, why dont we just
use debian's apt-get utility (of course, modified for our use), and then
convert the ports tree to our version, and start nightly builds? A lot
of admins would prefer this way, and plus, apt-get has proven
quite successful.


Quoting Mark Wolfe <wolfem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Gday all,
> Just a couple of questions.
> Has anyone got any ideas on what you are envisioning for the packaging 
> system of dragonfly. I have used FreeBSDs ports, debians dpkg and Osx's 
> fink for a bit and I am interested in software distribution and update 
> systems. I would be happy to begin looking into a helping with a higher 
> level design or even just happy to help compile peoples ideas for web 
> content.
> Also what are your thoughts of NSS switch.. are you planning to 
> integrate this feature into dragonfly? I am a stalwart supporter of the 
> move to ldap as the core of an os's AAA model.
> Lastly have you thought about doing some research into some of the 
> technologies used in darwin to possibly add even more to you new 
> distribution. This is just a general fish for ideas from people in this 
> group and is not directed at any particular part of darwin.
> BTW good to see there still people out there who are brave enough to 
> break away from the establishment, roll up there sleeves and break some 
> stuff in the name of learning and innovation.
> Regards,
> Mark Wolfe
> Hammond Street Developments
> Web : http://www.hsd.com.au
> "I am not young enough to know everything."
> - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

- Shawn

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