Need insight on designing a package manager
cptfal at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 26 23:10:33 UTC 2006
On 1/23/06, John Richard Moser <nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
> As a learning project, I'm designing my own package manager. Naturally,
> I dislike wasting time; the package manager I'm designing will fill some
> gaps in current package management design, and is in reality aimed at
> being a "final" implementation of this many-reinvented wheel. To this
> end, I need help; I've never made a functional package manager, and so I
> don't likely have ALL of the insight I'll need to do it right the first
> time. So those of you who have studied, maintained, or created package
> managers, please help me?
> The working project name is "Project Coon Fox," and will be later
> discarded for a real name. It is designed to replace dpkg/apt, rpm/yum,
> and autopackage in functionality
Dear Mr. Moser,
I enjoyed reading your email very much. I don't know which is
funnier: the idea of you trying to write a package manager, or the
name "Project Coon Fox."
"How do I become self-confident enough not to smell of fear?" I can
answer in two words: fake it.
- Eric Steven Raymond
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