Jhalfs as a package manager?

David Barron David.Barron at sas.com
Wed Aug 16 09:29:00 PDT 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: alfs-discuss-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org 
> [mailto:alfs-discuss-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf 
> Of George Boudreau
> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:00 PM
> To: ALFS Discussion and Development List
> 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)
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
Ahem.  Please disregard my stupid question about what is a PM.  Sometimes I'm so dumb I should wear a sign.

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