[packagekit] ALPM Backend
ggrabler at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 06:16:38 PDT 2008
> Right, again, I think the packagekit backend should use pacman, alpm is
> too low level to be a top level abstraction.
Well - actually, "using" pacman in this case isn't possible. Nothing of the
pacman code is exportet as a library.
The only thing which I can propose is, that the "pacman" backend parses the
pacman configuration (as already the GUI Shaman did in it's first version -
also for this, there was no other solution), using ALPM functions for the
rest of the backend (as the current ALPM backend does already).
So if you're fine with that, I'd rather start out writing a config parser
for the pacman configuration than using hardcoded repositories.
I think this could push the backend for alpm a step further, giving the
possibility to implement the missing backend functions using ALPM.
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