[pacman-dev] download code in pacman
aurelien at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 9 14:59:05 EST 2006
Joao Estevao wrote:
>>is there any reason why the download code is in pacman and not in the
>>library? yes, i know, this way the frontends are not forced to use
>>libftp, for example they can use curl, if you want. but i think this is
>>not the same situation as the list handling functions / GList (ie. at a gtk
>>imho placing the old download code in pacman, and not in the library is a
>>disadvantage, and not an advantage
> The way I see it it is always an advantage, it's simpler this way.
> It's entirely up to the frontends to download the packages and the
> One can implement a more exotic method of download, for instance, the
> frontend could retrieve the packages with the help of a bittorrent
> library. That would alleviate the burden on the main or the mirror's
> Or one could check the packages for viruses, but I'm really just
> dreaming here...
I second Joao's opinion: I can hardly think of a good reason to put the
download code on the library side.
The idea so far is to keep the library preporagatives to a simple set of
opeartions relating to packages installation/removal.
The file download is a high-level feature, let's say provided by the
frontend for more conveniency.
What's the idea behind this proposal?
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