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Re: Package management


From: Dennis Leeuw
Subject: Re: Package management
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 13:55:28 +0100
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Uli Kusterer wrote:
In article <address@hidden>,
 Stefan Urbanek <address@hidden> wrote:


Of course, if there is a solution for package management, we should reuse it. In adition we have to move further.


Hi,

 have you had a look at Fink and their program "Fink Commander" ?
    <http://fink.sf.net>
IIRC Fink Commander is written in Cocoa, and would thus probably be a good basis for a port to GNUstep. It uses an existing package format but adds some stuff on top of that.

For those who aren't familiar, Fink provides an easy means to install a huge number of ported packages on Darwin/MacOS X, resolving dependencies and all that jazz.

It's simply a package manager, and not really as intuitive to use for an installer for end-users, but it might be a good starting point.


If we are looking into package managers, I would also like to suggest autopackage: http://autopackage.org/
Still very beta, and GNU/Linux only but the ideas are sound.

Dennis





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