[pacman-dev] Fw: Pacman support for IPFS

David Phillips david at sighup.nz
Tue Apr 7 05:44:07 UTC 2020

On Sun, Apr 05, 2020 at 01:38:43PM +0200, Robin Broda wrote:
> If the database gets extended by an additional field for every new network layer people come up with,
> where do we draw the line?
> This needs a solution that does not require the database format to be altered to suit protocol-specific metadata.

This was the first point that stood out to me, too.

Can IPFS IDs have some representation as a URI? I'm spitballing here, but I'd
far rather see e.g. the existing %FILENAME% registry extended to support some
format like ipfs://baBbysFirStIPFScOmMitId;foo=bar
That still feels a little shoehorn-y to me, but more comfortable than buying a
new shoe for each new storage protocol supported in future (magnet anyone? ;)).


More information about the pacman-dev mailing list