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Re: pkgsel

"Brandon" == Brandon Mitchell <bhmit1@cs.wm.edu> writes:
>> With respect to pkgsel, I thought our ultimate idea (not really for
>> slink) was to provide actual empty 'metapackages', which are just
>> normal packages with a whole slew of dependancies and a little
>> README/Changelog/etc in /usr/doc/<metapkgname> .
>> Is this the plan?

> How about another thought on how to do it.  Do a dpkg
> --get-selections.  Then compare what is currently installed to the
> groups of packages that have been defined.  You then show the user
> if all, some, or none of the group is currently installed.  The user
> then has the choice to change the group to all or none.  Finally
> save the changes (will dpkg --set-selections remove things?), maybe
> even offer to run apt-get.

Um, if we adopt *my* metapackage scheme, we already *have* all these
benefit (i.e., in dselect) with no code needing to be written.
Furthermore, we can deliver updates to the metapackages in the
archive, just as we do any other package.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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