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Re: pkgfs?

From: Eric Sandall
Subject: Re: pkgfs?
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 11:30:53 -0800 (PST)

Alfred M. Szmidt said:
>    Why not create a magical /pkg directory into which one could move
> rpms, or debs and magically install them.  Obviously, moving the file
> out of the /pkg directory would deinstall and reconstitute the
> package.
> Would you like to do this?
>    This sort of thing would make sys-admining MUCH easier and might
> perhaps be a ``killer-app'' which makes GNU/Hurd catch on.
> I always thought that translators were the "killer-app", looks like I
> was wrong. :)
> By the way, web-hurd is meant for disucssions about the Hurd web
> pages, so I have changed the CC to help-hurd.
> Cheers.

Perhaps you could join Source Mage GNU/Linux and we could work on a port
as Source Mage GNU/HURD, as Debian has done.  We have a _very_ nice
package management system.  'Course, I'm a little biased, but heh.  :)


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Eric Sandall                     |  Source Mage GNU/Linux Developer                  |          |  SysAdmin @ Inst. Shock Physics @ WSU  #196285  |

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