Re: Package unions (fwd)
On 27-Jan-98 Behan Webster wrote:
> Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>> On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Behan Webster wrote:
>> > I am working on an idea more like dpkg --set-selections. A file lists a
>> > set of pacakges that constitues a certain kind of debian setup (e.g.
>> > minimum setup, server, X workstatio, etc.). The only thing this is used
>> > for is the initial setup and it has no ongoing affect as to the packages
>> > installed on the system.
>> The information for these sets would not be in the packages file and
>> not be part of the Dependancy mechanism.
If you extend this idea towards recursive file lists you get package unions.
If the installation tool enables browsing this tree of packages/file lists, it
would be perfect.
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