[ECFT] pkgng 0.1-alpha1: a replacement for pkg_install
mwisnicki+freebsd at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 23:01:29 UTC 2011
On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:11:11 +0100, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> pkgng is a binary package manager written from scratch for FreeBSD.
I know it is quite too early but I already have one feature request ;)
Perhaps it could be added to the TODO as a post-1.0 goal.
= Generic extraction filters =
Allow registration of custom filters that can alter/exclude/add? files
during package extraction (installation).
Examples of possible filters:
- strip debug info
- exclude development files (headers, static libs)
- exclude unused translations
- exclude documentation (all or just unknown languages)
- generic glob/regex path filters
- optional file groups defined in package (install time OPTIONS) ?
Some sort of configuration mechanism with list of enabled filters and
their options (like a list of languages to keep).
Most of this can be implemented as a simple glob/regex matching but there
are edge cases where packages have some non-standard layout or have to
keep certain file in which case a package metadata should contain a list
of exclusions/additions from/to above categories.
Package manager should register only actually installed files but list of
alterations should be also kept somewhere in database.
What do you think ?
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