[packagekit] Bundles

Ken VanDine ken at vandine.org
Wed Jun 4 12:26:07 PDT 2008

What ever happened to the idea of tapping into the mugshot/bigboard


On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 20:14 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> 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.
> Richard.
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