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Re: Patch to add install action to packages:


From: Phil D'Amore
Subject: Re: Patch to add install action to packages:
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 18:00:44 -0500

Out of curiosity, can you post an example?  I've never seen their naming
convention.

On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 17:16, Mark Burgess wrote:
> I was trying to use this on SuSE recently, whihc also uses RPM but it does not
> work because the package naming convention is different, There is clearly
> a lot to be done on the matter of package management,
> 
> M
> 
> > Phil D'Amore wrote:
> > > I used RPM as an example here, but all three supported package managers
> > > *should* work.  You can actually use more than one package manager at
> > > once, since each keeps its own to-be-installed list.  If folks could
> > > test the Debian and Sun parts of this, it'd be greatly appreciated, as I
> > > don't really have the facilities to do so ;).  Most of the code for this
> > > is package manager agnostic, except for the part that decides which
> > > variable to read for the install command (RPMInstallCommand,
> > > DPKGInstallCommand, SUNInstallCommand), so I'm expecting it will Just
> > > Work (tm).
> > 
> > I realize that I'm not up to speed on the packages section and its 
> > support - but there are more than three package formats.
> > 
> > Beyond the three listed above, I can think of several:
> > 
> > * HP-UX software depots
> > * FreeBSD packages
> > * Slackware packages
> > 
> > And this doesn't account for alternative installation programs, although 
> > that may not be relevant - RPMInstall command could be set to "apt-get 
> > install" for instance.
> > 
> > However, I find the names "RPMInstallCommand" et al to be just ghastly. 
> >   What if RPM is phased out and replaced with the new name 
> > FooBarPackageMgr?  What if someone installs RPM on a SUN machine?  What 
> > if someone installs RPM onto Debian and uses it?  More importantly, how 
> > are you EVER going to be able to get ALL package managers represented?
> > 
> > The commands ought to be package manager neutral, should they not?
> > 
> > -- 
> > David Douthitt
> > UNIX System Administrator
> > Linux+, LPIC-1, RHCE
> > HP-UX, Unixware, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD
> > Member: ACM, USENIX/SAGE
> > 
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