Jhalfs as a package manager?

David Barron David.Barron at sas.com
Wed Aug 16 09:20:33 PDT 2006


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> [mailto:alfs-discuss-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf 
> Of George Boudreau
> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:00 PM
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> Subject: Re: Jhalfs as a package manager?
> David Barron wrote:
> > I'm trying my first installation of 6.2 and just became 
> aware of jhalfs.  I'm impressed with what I've seen so far.  
> Aside from a few MD5 sum's not matching for m4, udev-config 
> and lfs-bootscripts it's worked beautifully.
> > 
> > Seems that it's building the development book instead of 
> the stable book though.  Is that right or did I do something 
> to tell it too?
>   If you wander over to
> http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/wiki/SupportedBooks you 
> will find the commands for building development or release 
> books (default is
> development)
Good information there, thanks.  So it defaults to the development book.
> > 
> > It occurs to me that with a simple internal database of 
> what version of each package it has installed and an external 
> database of more recent versions to compare against, jhalfs 
> could become the long-searched-for package manager for lfs.  
>    There is a PM available for jhalfs as a patch, PACO. There 
> are no plans to force a particular PM on users by embedding 
> on in the code.
> > 
Excuse my ignorance but what is a PM?

Also, the maillist archive mentions some advances to the BLFS book.  Are those available for average people like me to use?

> > OK, now that I've gotten that out of my system you can 
> begin slapping 
> > me around for my cheek.  :)
> > 
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