packaging system (was: Re: GCC 3.3.2 kernel)

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Thu Oct 30 05:56:26 PST 2003

Lately Craig Dooley told:

> The tool I've been thinking of is kinda like apt + dpkg in one, but
> some extras thrown in like the ability to lock package versions, and
> it's gonna need a good system for handling duplicate entries (kinda
> like /etc/alternatives on debian but much better)  When VFS envs come
> into play things become a lot easier, like building packages becomes
> make , make install VFSENV=write_to_pkgdir and just intercept all
> writes and tack on a leading directory, then tar it up for a package.

okay, could we please first discuss requirements and taboos and then
the tools used before some people invest lots of time in something which
may not be accepted by the developers?

no offence, just 2¢


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