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

On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 10:11:10PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> 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.

Well, you don't get the `automatically remove cruft' part (which I consider
one of the most important features :-) ), and you don't get the ease of a
simple text file to edit. In addition, you lose a lot of the power you can
get from combining pkgsync and cfengine (different classes of machines could
have different packages instaleld, for instance). Apart from that; yes, you
can do it that way if you want to, but that is not how pkgsync is implemented

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