Version 7 (modified by bonefish, 8 years ago) ( diff )

Organized in catagories. Added a few items. Removed "package links" item.

Package Management TODO

  • packagefs:
    • Prepare for use in a chroot environment. Currently it resolves the package directory path in the kernel I/O context.
    • Support packages being copied to the packages directory. Currently only moving works.
    • Solve node removal issues. A currently executing program should not crash and burn when its package is removed.
    • Provide information about active packages to the tools that need it (e.g. the package solver).
    • Implement query support.
    • If necessary, add a caching mechanism to speed up mounting it.
  • Build system:
    • Before creating packages (e.g. the user guide), all files must be identified, since packagefs is read-only.
    • Make the update feature of the build system usable again. Currently for anything in the haiku.hpkg package the whole package has to be rebuilt, which takes a rather long time.
  • Package building:
    • Work on tools to build Haiku packages in a clean chroot environment.
    • Define packaging guidelines and create a tool to check packages those.
    • Adjust build "recipes" for HaikuPorts packages as needed and build the packages.
  • Package kit/manager:
    • Implement the package solver (as Oliver proposed based on libsatsolver).
    • Extend the package kit and the (CLI) package manager to support adding, removing, and updating packages. That probably also involves work on a server-side (i.e. repository) part.
    • Implement a GUI package manager.
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