[Fwd: [HEADSUP][CFT] pkgng beta1 is out]

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at freebsd.org
Tue Jan 31 10:59:45 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:52:05AM +0100, Michel Talon wrote:
> >having a real sat solver for the dependency tree.  Currently we have a
> >really simple and minimalistic solver which works well but if we can to go
> >to an even finer package management we would need a real solver.
> Please may you expand on what you really mean here? I was under the impression
> that the only problem was to provide a total order on ports compatible to the
> partial order fixed by dependency, and this is very easy. There is for example one
> routine to do that in portupgrade. Or do you have something more sophisticated in mind?

I mean something more sophisticated, the simple thing having things in the right
order is hopefuly already done in pkgng :)

I mean more something that is able to go further like resolving some conflicts
by changing the ordering automatically, like offerting the ability to depends on
provides e.g. depends on http_server instead of depending on
apache/lighttpd/nginx/thehttpyouprefer or begin able to depends on feature. An
even more.

What we have now is really enough to be able to go into a full binary world (and
it does really work nicely) but having a real complex sat solver, can help us go
forward and imagine an even better package tool.

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