Subject: What do you think about a pkg filesystem?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Erich T. Enke <Erich.T.Enke@wheaton.edu>
Date: 07/19/2000 09:23:38
Working with packages alot, I've noticed the commands are fairly similar
to filesystem commands -- ls and rm for instance -- and began to wonder if
it wouldn't be useful to relegate package manipulation to a filesystem
Imagine for instance:
ls (gives output of pkg_info)
cp pine ../system
ls (gives requirements for pine which you can cd into (it would be like
an inverted tree)
cd /pkg/src (behaves like normal)
rm -r /pkg/system/pine
I admit freely that I don't know the technicalities of the package system
or whether this idea would be feasible at all. And of course it has
innumerable problems with it (e.g. what exactly does rm -r do?). But,
does anyone think this would be useful?
note, please respond to my address -- I'm not a member of tech-pkg.
Wheaton College Science Division