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Re: Bug#236496: ITP: pkgsync -- automated package list synchronization

On Sat, 06 Mar 2004 15:09:18 +0100, "Steinar H. Gunderson"
<sgunderson@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>pkgsync is a tool for keeping multiple machines reasonably similar and
>clean. Packages can either be in a `must be installed', `may be
>installed' or `must not be installed' list (which is presumed to be
>distributed separately using a tool such as rdist or cfengine).  pkgsync
>will take care of meeting the demands put down in the lists, and then
>removing everything that is not in the `must' or `may' list and is not
>necessary for their operations (as determined by aptitude).

Can't this be solved with a local, equivs-created package with
appropriate depends and conflicts clauses? That package could be on a
locally aptable archive, which would also - in cooperation with
cron-apt - serve as means of distribution.


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