[ANN] stable package universe for 3.9

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 17:50:35 UTC 2006

20 Nov 2006 18:41:32 +0100, Lex Spoon <lex at cc.gatech.edu>:
> "J J" <azreal1977 at hotmail.com> writes:
> > Forgive my ignorance, but does every new version of a given package
> > have to be republished in it's universe?  It sounded like that on the
> > web page.  And if I have a universe already is there something like
> > "apt-get update" for it?
> Yes.  In fact, that is at the core of the system.  If you do not
> publish Foo version X into a universe, then people using that
> praticular universe will not even know Foo version X exists.
> Thus, package universes do take work to maintain.  However, that work
> pays off, in that you end up with a set of packages that have been
> hand selected.
> > In any event, it would be nice for seaside, pier and a few others to
> > be on there so those packages could get rid of their own scripts (to
> > make maintenance easier).
> Hmmm, well, I might have to look closely at them if the install is
> non-trivial.  Each of those authors, you know, is welcome to do it
> themselves, too.  ;)

Pier and Seaside can be just loaded from Monticello, as it should be.
Nothing else is possible since they are developed using Monticello.

- They get updated regularly, sometimes several times a week.
- The loading might include some gui interaction (asking for passwords
and stuff)
- They have a large list of depencies, that's what the scripts are for.


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