[OpenIndiana-discuss] Enhancement to IPS (pkg)??

Sunay Tripathi tripathi.sunay at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 17:41:25 UTC 2010


Let me introduce myself. My name is Sunay Tripathi who *had* been with
Sun/Solaris for a long long time and tinkered around with the OS. Its
great to see you guys taking the initiative. I was looking to see if
people were looking to take any major projects. Given the focus
around packaging, some work around IPS would be useful. Specially
related to file based URIs. The dependency on someone else's repo
has been the most complained about part of IPS from general community.

For instance, you could have all the packages in file form in SVR4
and write scipts to install identical system without needing the
network was something useful and I think we never completed that work
in IPS. I wrote some more on my thoughts on what it takes to make
a open source OS succeed in long term here


Anyway, if there is some interest from people to work in this area, we
can start a discussion.

Again, keep up the good work.


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