[pacman-dev] Ideas welcome?

Andres P aepd87 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 21:01:19 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 8:19 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes I am recommending that it be -moved- from makepkg, but how does that
> mean I need to go away? I never said that it is unneccessary. I just
> believe the auxiliary functions should be moved into other scripts.

I agree. makepkg is too big.

It needs to be librarized in every aspect, not just per package handling.

It should look like this layout:

If anyone would like to find an example in shell, simply install
laptop-mode-tools, pm-utils or netcfg.

Their apps are layed out in a sane hierarchy that's easy to modify and maintain.

When I wanted to change the collation of packages, just by looking at the layout
of alpm I could spot where are packages sorted.

With makepkg no one has that luxury; it's one big script and it's messy to
thread about.

Other benefits include:

* Since it'd be modularized, wrappers don't have to run the executable. They
  just source what they need. This isolates bugs like any good library would.

* I don't have to write a friggen blog on the commit message. "Modified:
  core/auth strip/libs" would set the context of my changes, like in any sane

Andres P

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