DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-02
Re: Packaging system effort
I'm just sitting on the side watching DfBSD because I
applaud the effort, which, imho, is in the right direction.
I do not at present have any time to devote to it, nor
any expertise. Anyway, a comment...
Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
A way (maybe a network server, maybe just a ssh-and-read-a-file)
inside the package tools to say "Give me everything that's on this
other machine", with options like a menu to make selections of those
packages, would be nifty.
I was also thinking about this - an archive / restore function
for the configuration, which the OTS would then build on any
I, being inherently lazy, would also like to see (pardon if
it's been mentioned and I missed it) something like the Mac
OS X update. A cron job that runs while I'm sleeping, which
runs an "OTS -magic_update", sees that a security patch has
been made to the kernel, downloads the patch, rebuild the
kernel using my customized config file, rebuilds all dependent
packages/ports, installs, reboots (in the case of a kernel
patch, re-init "-HUP", for a port) and sends me an e-mail
about it for me to read in the morning. Is this too much to