Re: Packaging system improvements
Brian White writes:
> > As to 1 (Keywords), they will be better addressed by a better
> > sectionning scheme (see <199707011849.UAA00558@bylbo.nowhere.earth> in
> > the "Sub-categorizing /usr/doc" thread)
> You cannot sub-categorize something efficiently in a single directory tree
> where there are multiple hierachies of categories.
Agreed. That's why the refered mail suggested an extension to the e2fs
driver to handle this very problem. Did you read it ? If you can't
find it anymore, I can bounce it to the list.
> What if you had an X11 editor specifically for development? Where would
> you put it?
[Note that the "UseLevel:" idea comes from your challenging example :]
I think there will only be a need for a few such fields; these 3 ones,
and 'DistPolicy' field seem quite sufficient. Anyone has another such
challenging example ?
> The "Section:" will be considered the primary keyword but all other keywords
> can be selected by the user to narrow the list of packages they want to
Yes, we'll surely need a precedence on these fields to integrate them
in a standard dir hierarchy (FTP sites, cdrom FS, etc.); but an
extension to the concept of 'directory', such as the one I proposed,
seems quite interesting, at least IMHO.
Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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