[packagekit] Storing meta-information in files

Ken VanDine ken at vandine.org
Fri Sep 7 03:58:58 PDT 2007

Not sure how useful I feel it is, however shouldn't be hard to
implement.  How about using a sqlite db instead of just files?  I am
not a big fan of parsing files.


On 9/7/07, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to be able to provide the OSX feature:
> Installed by:  Richard Hughes
> Installed date: 07/09/2007
> when you click the package name details. If we have no data (most of
> the system installed stuff) then we just get nothing. We can't get
> this from the backends, and so I'm proposing to store that sort of
> meta-information in
> /var/db/PackageKit/$package_id/{installed_by,when_installed}.
> So questions:
> * Is this sane? Is it even useful?
> * How do I store dates and names in a per-system localised way? epoch?
> * Is there anything else we should be storing?
> Richard
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Ken VanDine

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