Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Wed Apr 1 15:11:53 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-31 at 22:02 -0300, Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> Evan escreveu:
> > While apt, synaptic, update-manager, and gnome-app-install all do
> > decent jobs of providing front-ends for package management, there are
> > a few issues and common feature requests which bear taking a look at.
> > This is a strawman, so feel free to rip it apart as necessary.
> I miss the ability to check out changelogs from installed packages in
> synaptic. It would be useful to see it while offline, or for packages
> not in ubuntu (e.g., packages from medibuntu). The way it works now,
> it's mainly intended to check for what's changed before the user
> upgrades the package, since you have to download it each time, even if
> there's no newer pacakge.

While we are at it, it would be nice to have an owner and permissions
database so one could reset to package install conditions or use it to
do integrity checks.


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