[OxLUG Announce] Linux Package menagement - Sun 2nd Dec 6.30pm

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.oxlug.org
Fri Nov 30 12:38:15 2001


Topic:   Linux Package Management
Speaker: Piercarlo Grandi (MathEngine)
Date:    Sunday 2nd December
Time:    6.30pm 
Venue:   Comlab 

Followed by drinks at the Lamb and Flag (as always).

The Comlab entrance is from Parks Road and there are maps at 
  http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/archive/ox/maps.html 

Synopsis:
  * Filesystem structure
    * Multidimensional view
    * Hierarchical view
    * Which view?

  * Package structure
    * Files
    * Scripts
    * Metadata
      * Build prereqs
      * Runtime prereqs
      * Install provides
      * Info

  * How to map packages onto filesystems
    * Requirements
    * The problem with overlapping packages

  * Some solutions
    * 'depot'
    * Lots of others ('stow' etc.)
    * Major Linux ones
      * RPM
      * DPKG
      * POSIX

  * Package building
    * Why
    * How


The topic for January's meeting will be wireless networking (including
consume.net).  Martin Ling, Sun 6th Jan 2002.

Alasdair
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agk@oxlug.org