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'''brecht''': I don't have a detailed view of pacman yet, but as far as I can see it is very similar to your average Linux package manager. As we want software management to be fundamentally different from the way Linux distributions handle it (because it simply is not a very elegant solution), I don't think pacman is a good choice.
'''Blub''': Let me clarify: I was not suggesting to use 'pacman' as a package manager, I was just thinking that its library could be a useful codebase for a package-database, to keep track of dependencies, available packages and updates. It 'could' be used to unpack/install packages into a 'specified' folder, like /boot/apps (and even install dependencies into the same folder if wanted), or, it could just as well be used to simply keep track of where which package has been installed to without worrying about the actual contents.[[BR]]
Although when stripping the code to unpack the archives and keeping track of their files it is indeed better to create something new.[[BR]]
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