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Re: proposal to fork the build-tools projects

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: proposal to fork the build-tools projects
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 12:17:30 -0700 (PDT)

Ok, those would be your goals for the non-bootstrapping fork.

Aside from obvious goals (like, "cleaner, simpler, cooler")
my vague idea is:

I want to make it much easier to audit installations and to automate
package dependency handling.  I want to make it easier to construct
multiple user environments (different mixes of package versions) on a
single system (as for multiple users, development environments, or
test environments).  I'd like to use the build tools to solve the
problem described as "RPM hell" (s/RPM/<your favorite package
system>/).  Higher-level-still shared library support seems to be

And, of course, I'd like the auditing features to tie into distributed
revision control :-)


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