paramX attributes

Michael Heca michael.heca at
Sat Jun 16 09:28:30 PDT 2001

On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 11:20:15AM -0400, Simon Perreault wrote:
> > I prefer subtags <param .../>.
> Totally. Or I would suggest, as I have suggested a few months ago on some 
> alfs mailing list, to use a single attribute param that would contain all the 
> parameters separated with spaces.
With subtags <param.../> wee may use next construct:

<package name="jed" .../>
  <option name="withx" caption="With X" hint="Install X windows extension">
    <description>Install xjed and other x files...</description>
    <require package="XWindows"/>
      <param _="--prefix=/usr"/>
      <param _="--with-x" ifoption="withx"/>

Front end parse it and allow user to select option withx if have instaled
XWindows and send backend command

  <install package="jed"/>
    <option name="withx"/>

for instaling jed with Xwindows extension. 

Backed found package definition and source (on local repository or global
repository on internet) and install it with x extension.

It's simple definition of optional instalation and profile will not be
simple order of commands.

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