some very primitve tools for admin 3rd party pkg
oub at gmx.net
Sat Sep 4 10:14:19 EDT 2004
>>>>> "SY" == Steve Youngs <steve at youngs.au.com> writes:
SY> * Uwe Brauer <oub at gmx.net> writes:
>> I have written some short and primitive tools for dealing with
>> 3rd party pkg. May somebody could improve this to something
>> decent. Steve I know that you have been thinking about this
SY> hehe, yep.
>> (defvar my-prefix-pkg "/usr/share/xemacs21" "*Prefix of the
>> global 3rd party directory")
SY> This needs to be either
Again not on debian!
SY> But probably it needs to be both.
>> (defun my-delete-3rd-pkg () "A small hack for deleting 3rd
>> party pkg, which are placed either in ~/.xemacs/xemacs-packages
>> or in prefix/xemacs-packages." (interactive) (shell-command
>> (concat "rm -rf `cat pkginfo/MANIFEST." (read-string "Name of
>> pkg: (Must be in ~/.xemacs/xemacs-packages or in
>> prefix/xemacs-packages.): ") "`")))
SY> Where's `my-install-3rd-pkg'? :-)
>> (defun my-list-3rd-pkg ()
SY> Needs to come up in `pui-list-packages'
SY> Uwe, I see what you are trying to get to and I think what you
SY> have is great. However, what I am looking for is seamless
SY> integration into the current PUI tools.
Right, besides my primitive stuff uses linux/unix tools and does not
work for Window, at least not without difficulties. That's why I think
we should have a closer look of Stephens proposal. Did you get it to work?
SY> Now, just to throw some ideas into the air (these are coming
SY> to me now as I write this so they'll probably be full of
SY> A 3rd party package developer puts 2 files on his FTP
SY> foo-1.99-3rdppkg.tar.gz foo-info
SY> The first one is obvious. The 2nd is like our
SY> package-index.LATEST file except it only has the details for
SY> the foo package.
SY> On his website, under installation instructions it says...
SY> M-x pui-install-3rd-party-pkg RET
SY> /ftp.foo.org:/pub/pkg/foo-info RET
That for sure is nice, but requires more infrastructure (may be a lot
more of infrastructure) than what I have in mind. I use alien a lot. I
download source compile it install it and then order to convert into
deb. So for me it is just a convenient way for un installing (and
installing) not so much upgrading, but sure what you have in mind is
much more general and cleaner.
SY> The user does that, and churn churn churn, his foo package is
SY> updated to 1.99.
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