[pacman-dev] PacTrac was: Re: [arch-general] [arch-dev-public] ArchISO FTP Installer - Testers Needed

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 09:20:57 EDT 2008

matthias at archlinux.de wrote:

>> 2008/3/27, Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu>:
>>> Do we know something about its license or source code? Is this a native
>>>  libalpm stuff or not?
>> No idea.
>> I think there should be sources somewhere on faunos.com
 > Here is a link: http://viewvc.faunos.com/viewvc.cgi/src/pactrac/
 > License should be GPL2 (like the rest of Faun.

Funny. Either people think libalpm sucks so much than it's not even 
worth trying to use and improve, or writing bindings is too complicated 
and not worth it? Or a little of both.
Seems like pacman3 is quite useless, when are we going back to pacman2? :)

Or maybe it should just be directly written in a language where ppl 
could more easily write a gui (or other tools) in? Like python maybe.
That way, anyone can write pacman related tools without reinventing the 
wheel every single time.
Seeing all these tools either calling pacman directly, or redoing all 
the work themselves by parsing the config and metainfo files make me cry.

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