what next for the pkg_install rewrite

Anonymous swell.k at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 16:27:16 UTC 2010

Garrett Cooper <yaneurabeya at gmail.com> writes:

> The emphasis that Florent made too was to remove crud in pkg_install
> and libpkg and get things down to more of a library form so we could
> develop thin wrappers above pkg_install with logical functions (like
> apt-get, yum, etc does with fetching, whereas rpm does with
> installation, etc), instead of maintaining pkg_install the way it is
> today.

>From perspective of a user I'd like those wrappers be written in a
scripted language so they're easy to hack. Because sh(1) doesn't have
smth like FFI we'd need one command that exports all functions from the
library. Some port managing tools could then bypass those wrappers when
doing complex tasks.

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