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Date: 2008-01-30 (10:45)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
On 30-01-2008, Berke Durak <> wrote:
> Sylvain Le Gall a écrit :
>> Please don't go into this. If you want to talk about PM, don't talk
>> about VCS. My point is that if you want to build something that last you
>> should keep focus on PM, which is not really bound to VCS (like content
>> of files is not bound to filesystem). There is no best VCS for doing PM.
>> We just should handle a way to :
>> * let anyone use a different VCS
>> * be able to download at least a version of each different packages
> > The most simple way to handle this, to my mind:
> > * distribute METADATA for packaging into ftp/http
> > * put a link to the VCS inside METADATA, to tell where you can find most
> >  recent one
> Now why would we want to use a VCS?
> * As a data storage and distribution mechanism
> * For efficient updates
> * For the ability to check out any revision


I forget to tell you: even if i am in favor of a simple FTP repository
and not about forcing people to use a VCS, i will provide you with
resources for both (i.e. a VCS or a FTP repository) in the name of

Sylvain Le Gall