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Re: Comparing PackageFS and GNU PM

From: Luca Ferroni
Subject: Re: Comparing PackageFS and GNU PM
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 11:20:06 +0200

Il Mon, 27 Sep 2004 10:55:05 +0200,  "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> ha 

>    But it does not affect in the / translator.  This latter has to be
>    implemented anyway in order to show in /bin the files that
>    PackageFS put into /packages/*/bin and so on.
> Ok, I think see what you are suggestion.  And I don't think this is a
> good idea; if I think I know what you think.
> Having to write a specific translator that "puts" things in
> /packages/* is not the way to go.  
> It is far far simpler to have one
> translator that just follows a link/directory that is created in
> /packages from the start without a extra layer.  I don't even see the
> purpose of such a layer.

I don't think this layer add complexity to your translator,
because it shouldn't affect it in any way.
It is just seen by the user, not by the system.

> So I don't see the purpose of what you have suggested.

This second translator simplifies user approach to package management.
That's why I said that we don't need this one now.


Luca Ferroni

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