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

Andriy Gapon avg at freebsd.org
Tue Mar 29 17:37:39 UTC 2011

on 28/03/2011 21:22 Julien Laffaye said the following:
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Garrett Cooper <gcooper at freebsd.org> wrote:
>>> III. Package naming that includes architecture, major OS version (for API/ABI),
>>> maybe more.
>> This could be provided in the manifest. Doing it in the filename sort
>> of turns into a mess, as I've discovered working at Cisco :).
> Actually, it *is* in the +MANIFEST of pkgng packages archives :-)

Well, by the package name I meant not only a package file name.
Let's imagine that we do support installing i386 packages on amd64 in parallel to
amd64 packages.  And for some reason I want to have both 32-bit and 64-bit
versions of, say, firefox; e.g. for benchmarking.  If the packages would have the
same name, then that would be impossible.

I think that having some thing in package name in addition to package metadata
could have certain benefits.

Andriy Gapon

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