DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday
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Eduardo Tongson wrote:
|>I've been writing some new package software, based on my experiences
|>with rpm, dpkg/apt, Solaris pkgadd, and BSD ports. I'm aiming at a more
|>flexible, less crufty equivilent to dpkg/apt.
| Will it handle source based packaging too?
| that would be great
Yes and no. ;-)
All packaging systems have to use source code. The question is how, and
how hard are they to work with.
I'm mainly interested in building a cleanly designed, flexible, and
portable binary packaging system. I'm most influenced by dpkg/apt, since
I'm a former Debian Developer. But I'm also concerned with making
packaging easier, doing a better job of managing source code, and making
it easier to build from source than Debian does.
By flexible, I mean able to deal with things like binary packages
compiled for Linux installed on a BSD system. Or a mix of amd64 and i386
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