Universal package specification
martin f krafft
madduck at madduck.net
Mon Nov 30 05:16:24 PST 2009
also sprach Eugene Gorodinsky <e.gorodinsky at gmail.com> [2009.11.29.2119 +0100]:
> How the distribution-specific packages are managed is entierly up
> to those distributions. On the universal format side, the dbus
> interface type can simply be added to the next version of the
> format. Shared libraries can not be installed using the universal
> package format, because that kind of defeats the purpose of
> standardising on libraries. For DBus it's different.
In that case, I am not sure I understand your proposal. I am sorry
if I have hijacked the discussion a bit nonetheless.
Do you think you can possibly conjure an example of, say, libfoo,
a hypothetical library that offers its services to C/C++ programs as
a .so file, and also has a dbus interface?
How would the universal package spec for this library look like
How *could* Fedora, Debian, and maybe Gentoo integrate those specs
with their own package systems/formats? Don't worry if you don't
know the details of the three, the general gist will do.
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