Subject: Re: conversion of old packages to library only
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/12/2001 20:40:58
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > I'm still working on it, if I could only find a little more time. My
> > current plan is to write a little utility to manipulate the package
> > database directly, entry-by-entry (half way done with that), and then
> > to write the main program (which would wrap the package tools, or the
> > utility, as appropriate) in "awk".
> It would be cool to talk about design of operation of such a utility
> before you dive into implementing it. Feel free to post a proposal.

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