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Re: [OT] Re: cfengine Mac packages, universal binaries, and mass deploym

From: Tim Nelson
Subject: Re: [OT] Re: cfengine Mac packages, universal binaries, and mass deployment
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 15:20:32 +1100 (EST)

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Brendan Strejcek wrote:

Chris Kacoroski wrote:

By package management I mean a tool that installs, upgrades,
downgrades, tracks the installed packages, allows reporting on them,
and uninstalls them (e.g. like apt on debian or the windows registry).
Mac OSX is totally lacking in that regard. There is no standards on
how to install a package and no database for tracking packages.

I'm not sure what you mean by "database for tracking packages" but there

It means that I can take simple actions which will answer these kinds of questions:
-       What package does this file belong to?  ( rpm -qf <filename> )
-       What files belong to this package?  ( rpm -ql <packagename> )
-       What packages are installed on this system?

I don't know whether Mac OS has that capability or not, but that's what I like about a package manager (rather than just a software installer/uninstaller).


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