standard dependancy system
talex5 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 10:04:50 PST 2007
On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 17:02:52 +0100, Mildred wrote:
> Le Thu 22/11/2007 à 23:46 Thomas Leonard à écrit:
>> Out of interest, may I ask why you haven't tried it (since you're
>> obviously interested in installation systems)?
Thanks for the feedback. It's difficult to know what to put on the main
page and what to leave out.
> I want to know what's on my system,
Every program you've run at least once is on your system, unless you
explicitly removed it. To see the list, do:
$ 0launch --gui
Then click on 'Show Cache'.
There is one subdirectory in your cache for each version of each package.
All of a package's files are contained inside its directory. If you want
to remove a package, deleting its directory is sufficient.
> and I want to be able to use my applications even if I go offline.
It would be a poor system indeed that didn't support that ;-) I run most
of my desktop using Zero Install, and I'd be pretty annoyed if it stopped
working every time I went on a plane!
> I know there is a cache (hopefully) but it doesn't seems to me there is
> a real control of it (I may be wrong, this is just how I taught).
What kind of control are you looking for? A directory is added for each
new version of every program you add. Directories are removed when you
> And using an URL to identify a software makes me fearful I could not
> use it if I don't have Internet access
As in the URL-based scheme you that proposed at the start of this thread,
this isn't the case. If you have access to the software from some other
source (e.g. a CD) then you can use that instead.
> Also, I don't usually have much space on my hard disk, so i don't want
> either to have a cache full of applications I just used once and i will
> never use again.
You could always delete them. Personally, I find hard-disk space is
growing faster than the amount of software I use and hasn't been a
limiting factor for some time ;-) We might be smarter about this in the
future (e.g. something like "deborphan").
You could even delete the entire cache (~/.cache/0install.net normally,
or /var/cache/0install.net if you enabled sharing between users).
Dr Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net
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