An Early Look at Progeny Debian 2.0
Posted Apr 15, 2004 10:36 UTC (Thu) by fergal
Parent article: An Early Look at Progeny Debian 2.0
Is it correct to compare a component with Bundle on Perl's CPAN? A bundle is an abstract package. It contains no code, it just lists some dependencies. So when I ask the cpan tool to install a particular bundle, it goes and installs all the dependencies and then it's finished because the bundle itself has no installable files.
If that's not how Debian's components work, then maybe it would be worth considering as a nice way of doing things. It would also allow installing, removing and upgrading of components with a single command.
to post comments)