[ECFT] pkgng 0.1-alpha1: a replacement for pkg_install

Baptiste Daroussin baptiste.daroussin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 10:23:12 UTC 2011

2011/3/25 Marcin Wisnicki <mwisnicki+freebsd at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:11:11 +0100, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>> pkgng is a binary package manager written from scratch for FreeBSD.
> Fantastic!
> 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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This can still be discussed but I don't really like the idea that
users may alter packages an installation/extraction time, that would
lead to lots of potential buggy installation and report.
If user aren't happy with the packaging, they can poke the maintainer,
send PR, patch etc.


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