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Re: What do you wish for in an package manager?

"Dwayne C . Litzenberger" wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm starting work on a new linux package manager.  The idea is to be able to
> replace rpm, dpkg, apt, dselect (backend) with one,written mostly from scratch
> and designed to be as simple (code, not features) and clean as possible.  For
> now, the work will be strictly academic, but if it works out, it may evolve
> into future standard package manager.
> So my question is: What do you wish for in a package manager?

	Something I have wished for in dpkg is a --rollback option, to undo
the installation of a package and revert to the version that was
previously, without having the original .deb available.  And in the
of changed configuration files, it may not even be possible to restore
a previous state by just reinstalling the old version again....

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