DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: Goals for first release (June/USENIX)
At 11:15 AM -0800 3/11/04, Matthew Dillon wrote:
You know, actually when I think about it, we do not really
need to have a fully working packaging system in order to
have fully working binary packages.
If we use the /opt idea as a basis, then a binary package is
simply a tar of /opt/<packageandver> directory. The ONLY
thing we really need to be able to use such a tar file is a
parser for /opt/<pkgandver>/ENVIRONMENT which builds the
symlinks and varsyms.
I think I'd prefer that it be '/opt-df' or '/df-pkg' or something
else short but unique. Too many admins may be used to using /opt
for other things, and it also might be that some of these package
ideas could be easily adapted to other OS's.
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