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Date: 2008-02-13 (10:02)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
On 13-02-2008, David Teller <> wrote:
> Ok, I see numerous interesting ideas (I particularly like the idea of
> ocamlbuild extended with the ability to download source code from
> repositories), but no clear conclusion.
> Is there anything clear enough to go forward ? Because if there is, we
> can start drafting volunteers to finalize specifications and/or work on
> the implementation.

I am not sure there is a clear conclusion about this thread. Well, in
fact, there is ONE solution simple and direct which is to create a
FTP/HTTP area where all upstream tarball can be stored. This is a good
first step for beginning. It will serve all current distributions
(Debian/GODI) by providing an alternate download site. It could also be
the first step to make something more complex.

Concerning doing something better, i am not sure we can reach a
consensus for now.

However, just storing tarball somewhere is not a Package Management

Sylvain Le Gall