Subject: Re: Package tools (esp. IRIX) [Re: DEC uses NetBSD]
To: Jim Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Markus Illenseer <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/1997 11:15:03
> * Support for multiple architectures in each package
> * clean separation of components of each package, with
> well-designed dependencies, and clear distinction between
> MD and MI parts
> * nice graphical, term-menu, and command line packaging and
> installation tools.
> * ability to install anywhere in the tree, and to install by
> copying or sym-linking.
This reminds me on the good old word about computers and software:
fast, cheap, tiny
Choose 2 out of these three, but not all of them at once.
For a start, I would like to see the "command line packaging" tool be
implemented, all other is far to complex for the "multiple architectures"-
Another thing came into my mind, now the Internet is everywhere.
* Automatic update possibility over Internet, CD-ROM or other media.
As a maintainer of the Gateway!-CD-ROM series dedicated to NetBSD, I am
of course interested into any standard packaging environment.