[packagekit] APT backend and xapian

Tom Parker palfrey at tevp.net
Mon Oct 29 16:55:53 PDT 2007

On 29/10/2007, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> > it might be a good idea to provide some way to
> > switch between them at compile time.

One critical question here would be: how? Current thought is splitting
the current apt backend code into two halves: search and not-search.
The not-search half will include all the code common to all the apt
idea, including the pk_backend struct thingie, and will depend on the
existence of a small set of the commands - the search ones - being
defined somewhere else. The search half will be fulfilled by one of
several different files (initially just one for the pure-apt
searching) which provide the search functions. Also, there needs to be
a configure option to pick which of the other files gets added to the
list of sources to be compiled in.

I should have some time to work on this at the weekend, but if anyone
else wants to do it before then, please feel free. Or if anyone has
any comments!


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