[lsb-discuss] Thinking about future LSB features

Theodore Tso tytso at mit.edu
Wed Feb 25 06:41:20 PST 2009


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 02:43:20PM +0100, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> > What would make LSB more useful to you?
> 
> A library to query and interact with native packaging formats and 
> tools, that's not specific to RPM, deb, etc.
> 
> The subject of a bunch of flamewars in the packaging world lately has
> been the poor integration of, say, Ruby gems, into native packaging.
> As it is, it's pretty hard to bolt on vertical metadata graphs onto
> existing ones in the distributions without forcing users to learn
> different tools - that creates all kinds of fascinating conflict and
> failure points.[1]

Have you looked at PackageKit?   http://www.packagekit.org/

It sounds like it solves a number of the problems that you have in
mind.  I'm not sure it's quite ready for LSB standardization, but the
first question is whether it's a good match with the problems you have
in mind.

Regards,

					- Ted


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