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Re: Application management

From: Paul Heinlein
Subject: Re: Application management
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 07:02:22 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Jamie Wilkinson wrote:

> What do people think of this?  I'm open to comments, I haven't
> started developing such a patch just yet so I'm not committed to
> this syntax yet. I get the impression that a lot of people would
> find it useful though.


I have an old Alpha running Debian at home, but most of my experience 
is with Red Hat and rpm.

I'd suggest a couple syntax items

  multiple={ok | warn | removelowest}
  install={replace | add}

This sort of thing would be especially helpful with kernel packages. 
New kernels could be installed on a system without having to remove 
the old ones.

In any event, having a syntax to describe a policy concerning multiple 
packages with the same name seems to me to be a good thing.

--Paul Heinlein <address@hidden>

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