Subject: Re: pkg summary file format proposal
To: None <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2006 04:04:57
On Sat, 4 Feb 2006 19:18:00 +0100
Dieter Baron <> wrote:

> hi,
> since at least three package management tools (pkg_chk, pkg_select,
> the script Havard posted yesterday) need more information than a
> simple listing of available packages and need a summary file to work
> well with remote package repositories, I would like to suggest a
> common format for such a summary file, and a way to create it.  Jeremy
> proposed a format a while back, on which this proposal is based.

>   This allows easy integration of the summary information creation
> into bulk builds, by running the following command at the end:
> 	pkg_info -C *.tgz | gzip -9 > pkg_summary.txt.gz

That sounds really interesting! and I agree completely. With the summary
we could have something like apt-get.