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Re: Modifications to pkg.m

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: Modifications to pkg.m
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 23:17:24 +0200
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John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 25-Aug-2006, David Bateman wrote:
> | I'd like to propose the following modifications to the package manager
> | in 2.9.8. Basically the changes are
> | 
> | 1) Treat both PKG_ADD and PKG_DEL files. If the created PKG_* file is
> | empty remove it
> | 
> | 2) If for some reason the directory for the package that is created is
> | empty, then remove the package. This allows system specific packages (eg
> | MacOSX) to attempt to be installed on other architecture fail gracefully.
> | 
> | 3) Treat bin/ directories in the package, copying them the the package
> | directory, and adding them to the EXEC_PATH when the package is loaded
> | 
> | 4) Install any doc/ directory with the package itself.
> | 
> | Basically with these changes the only package that is still causing me
> | issue in octave-forge is graceplot, due to the alternatives installation
> | directory. This while probably be easy enough to fix though.
> OK, please check in these changes along with a ChangeLog entry.
> Thanks,
> jwe

Ok, done, but I also corrected a couple of things and added the
enforcement that the package name must agree with its archive name to
easy the job of dependency checking.


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