[packaging] LSB Package API

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sat Jun 21 13:59:50 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 1:32 AM, Denis Washington <dwashington at gmx.net> wrote:
> Some time ago, it was discussed on an LSB face-to-face meeting that an
> API should be developed that allows ISVs to install sotware packages
> which integrate into the package manager - the "Berlin Packaging API".
> While the idea seemed to be well received, there didn't seem much
> progress since then

I dislike that route intensely.  Why, I'm not sure.  Perhaps
because it encourages ISVs to manage package updates themselves,
perhaps because it smacks of the complexity of Microsoft's MSI.

I'm more interested in the single-click install idea Suse's
working on, since it's much less of an end run around
normal Linux packaging practices.  And I have a summer intern
to throw at the problem, so perhaps I'll make some headway on

Can we move followups to packaging at lists.linux-foundation.org rather
than cc'ing all those lists?
- Dan

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