[RELEASE] Package Manager for LFS

Declan Moriarty declan.moriartyt at ntlworld.ie
Fri Feb 6 01:41:51 PST 2004

On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 08:52:05PM +0100, Oliver Brakmann enlightened us thusly
> [Crossposted to blfs.support and lfs.chat, F'up2 lfs.chat]
> Hi folks,
> I'm proud to annouce the release of Prometheus, the Package Managing
> Tool Set for LFS.
> It's a joint effort by Gareth Jones and me. We've been working on it
> close for a year now and it's quite usable right now. And since Gareth
> is now busy with some important real life stuff (as opposed to me ;-),
> I've decided to release this to the public. It still lacks some features
> (like cross-platform building), but the basic functionality is there and
> it works like a charm.
> Prometheus is a collection of bash scripts, so if you'd like to take a
> peek at its inner workings, just go ahead. Bug reports and patches are
> always welcome :-). The package profiles, too, are technically just bash
> scripts, but cannot run on their own.
> Prometheus is basically a front-end to install-log's log files, so if
> you're already using those, you can just install it and have a look at
> it first hand.
> There is a very simple way of resolving dependencies, which works quite
> well, though (I once ran `pkgadd gtk2' on a freshly built LFS system and
> watched it build X, all its support libraries and GTK 2.2.4 all in one
> go...).
> Besides being useful as a package manager, the profile Prometheus uses
> are powerful enough to be used as an LFS build script. I have already
> successfully built several LFS systems by issuing just a single command
> and sitting back in my chair ;-). The tarball already contains such
> LFS build profiles (which you'll want to modify for your needs), but
> they are not up to date with the current LFS CVS. The package profiles as
> I distribute them now also contain some deviations, like disabling i18n
> throughout.
> The tarball can be downloaded here:
> <http://nepenthe.no-ip.org/prometheus-2004-02-05.tar.bz2>
> I'd appreciate any feedback, suggestions and critcism.

Right. I can't access your site! It's "FORBIDDEN" and points so 


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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