App installer design: click packages

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon May 13 21:47:54 UTC 2013

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 03:23:26AM +0900, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 08:30:16PM +0400, Alex M wrote:
> > > I hope to see restore functionality (if we want to reset package to
> > > defaults and restore missing files).
> > 
> > The unpacked package directory will not be writable by the ordinary user
> > or the application directly, and should therefore not change.  As such,
> > I don't think a restore feature should be necessary.
>     For those users who might need such a thing (e.g. partial loss of data
> from recoverably damaged secondary storage), wouldn't a reinstall of the
> relevant package work?

Yes.  Or we could just remove the unpacked package directory and install
afresh, since it contains nothing irreplaceable.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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