On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 04:43:12PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote: > Previously Michael Bramer wrote: > > This is not a real Bug, only some thoughts and I don't like to lose it. > > And now it is in the bts.... :-) > > The BTS isn't the right place for design discussions. Also this aspect > of dpkg design has already been discussed and you already know we want > to support a split database. Yes, I know. > > dpkg sould build its database from several sources. Maybe it get the > > generally tags from a debian ftp server (with only Package:, Version:, > > all Depends, Recomments, ... > > This is silly, dpkg does not downloads files and never will (a package > manager has no business doing that). I don't propose this. dpkg need only a '--merge-to-database' like option, to merge a file/input/... to its database. maybe I should explain this: dpkg's database: !Package: aa !Version: 2.3 !Depends: bb, foo, bar ! !Package: bar !Version: 0.a2.3 !Depends: bb, aa ! !Package: foo !Version: 0.4.2.3 !Depends: bar a other input: !Package: aa !Version: 2.3 !Homepage-URL: http://www.aa.org/project/ ! !Package: bar !Version: 0.a2.3 !Depends: bb, aa !Homepage-URL: http://www.bar.org/testing/ and after the 'dpkg --merge-to-database < file', the dpkg database have: !Package: aa !Version: 2.3 !Homepage-URL: http://www.aa.org/project/ !Depends: bb, foo, bar ! !Package: bar !Version: 0.a2.3 !Homepage-URL: http://www.bar.org/testing/ !Depends: bb, aa ! !Package: foo !Version: 0.4.2.3 !Depends: bar Maybe you understand it now!? dpkg need only this option. Gruss Grisu -- Michael Bramer - a Debian Linux Developer http://www.debsupport.de PGP: finger email@example.com -- Linux Sysadmin -- Use Debian Linux Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.
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