Call for comments - pkg_trans
mwisnicki+freebsd at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 16:59:17 UTC 2008
On Fri, 01 Aug 2008 16:51:02 +0000, Marcin Wisnicki wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Aug 2008 17:33:43 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
>> Marcin Wisnicki wrote:
>>> On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 06:25:27 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
>>> It will install gnome2 along with it's dependencies but in some way
>>> mark gnome2 package as installed by user, say, by creating
>>> /var/db/pkg/ gnome2-2.22/+USER_INSTALLED or even easier, by maintaing
>>> some special unremovable dummy package that would depend on all
>>> packages installed explicitly.
>> This has the same problems as my scheme
> But is simpler both conceptually and in implementation
>> and I'm not sure the benefits
>> are the same. With pkg_trans, we know explicitly which packages were
>> pulled in when, and the order in which they were pulled.
> Well I'm not sure why any user would care about order and it can be
Though it would be usefull to have a full log of package operations in
machine and human readable format for review/auditing and similar
> inferred from mtime of package metadata or new "+comment DATE" (see
> http://blogs.freebsdish.org/andenore/) anyway.
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