David Barron David.Barron at
Fri Feb 27 09:00:45 PST 2004

Will it also include the "skip or continue" thing?

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin P. Fleming [mailto:kpfleming at] 
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 11:55 AM
To: ALFS Discussion and Development List
Subject: Re: suggestion

David Barron wrote:

> I apologize if this has been suggested before.
> Perhaps nALFS could keep a database of individual packages that it installs, (in a local xml file?).  This way, during later installs if it encounters a package that has already been installed it could prompt the user to either go ahead and do the install or skip it.  Perhaps the version and date of the install could be included in the database.
> Let the trashing begin.  :)

We're way ahead of you :-) Look back in the list archives for a couple 
of weeks ago when I was discussing completely rebuilding the package 
logging files. When done, all the information you asked about will be 
present, in an easily parseable XML file (including the captured output 
from each build step of the package).
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