[Poly-p-ux] I'm writing you a package manager

David Forsythe dforsythe at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 16:29:38 EDT 2008

Dropping this to the list.  Sorry about that, I'm not very awake right

Seems reasonable.  Send me the current scripts you're using so I can with
make them an extension or base the entire manager off of them.

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Poly-p man <polypolyman at ibiblio.org> wrote:

> Sweet! If you can implement a few improvements over what I have, that
> would be
> great. Basically, a few things I want:
> Right now, two packages with similar names won't work. Take fortune - if
> the
> main program were "fortune", then any package with "fortune" in the name
> would be renamed. Currently, it is "fortune6", and I also
> have "fortunes-good" and "fortunes-off", which works, but if it
> were "fortune", "fortunes-good" and "fortunes-off" wouldn't work.
> Also, having some sort of revdep-rebuild would be nice - currently,
> uninstalling packages could be harmful if other things depend on them.
> A few things to remember:
> 1. Low memory usage. These systems are old.
> 2. Don't assume network/internet, though if you added it as an extra
> feature,
> it would be nice.
> 3. It must match or improve upon the current snailage scripts.
> Thanks,
> poly-p man
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David Forsythe
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