DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-07
Re: Annoucning DragonFly BSD!
On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 02:44:10PM -0700 I heard the voice of
Matthew Dillon, and lo! it spake thus:
> I have the beginnings of an idea for how to do the packaging
> stuff properly... and how to automated it so one gets the
> dependancies correct. To realize the idea I will have to get
> to the point where a VFS layer can run in userland.
How does this relate to schemes (to which I've become increasingly fond
of, the more I think about it) where packages install entirely in
self-contained filesystems? i.e., such that /usr/packages/bin becomes a
sort of stack of dozens or hundreds of packagefs's, and removing a
package becomes as easy as deleting /usr/packages/backing/pkg-2.3 (the
moral equivalent of a vn(4) backing file)?
I'm not quite clear from reading the docs whether this is actually what
you mean, or a complementary scheme, or what.
Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | fullermd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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