[packagekit] Bundles

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 12:14:56 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 15:08 -0400, Ken VanDine wrote:
> That means the creator of the bundle has to add lines for each distro.

Sure. I figure a "how do i..." tutorial on linux.com would have people
screaming if links didn't work, and then the link could be updated.
Similarly, if the .bundle is shipped upstream in a tarball, then it's
going to get loved.

> Not sure I like that model, I still think we need some sort of central
> mapping database that maps package names.... I know that is probably
> insane to maintain, but I don't like the idea of all the bundles out
> there being only for ubuntu.

Sure, point heeded. I thought for a few days about an out of band
mapping service, but it got too insane, too quickly. When I document
this, I'll make sure I emphasize on not just doing
InstallPackage(ubuntu-hardy-i386) when there is no good reason, as a
generic InstallPackage=liferea will probably get you 95% the way there
on all distros.


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