[rescue] Solaris 9/10 is out
alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Sep 11 13:59:09 CDT 2010
On 09/11/10 13:04, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> If the default install is broken, the OS is broken. Why not, by default,
> load the compressed package archives on to the system and let the end user
> turn on/off features after the fact? Fighting dependencies in suninstall
> is something I've lost patience for -years- ago.
I'll entirely agree with the complaints about the Sun installer. What
I'd like to see is an installer that lets me pick from a list of tasks I
want the system to perform, and then automatically resolves the package
dependency list for those toplevel tasks. For instance, if I pick "Java
Application Server (Tomcat)", then I automatically get Tomcat, Apache
and all their dependencies.
I'd also like to see a couple of options added to pkgrm - a recursive
option to automatically also remove all packages dependent upon a
package, and a 'pretend' option. Using the two together should produce a
report something like "Removing this package (SUNWfoor) would also
remove the following packages: SUNWfoou SUNWfoos SUNWbarr SUNWbaru
I've also thought for a long time that when supplied a list of packages
to remove, pkgrm should auto-sort them and remove them in correct
dependency order instead of bitching about dependencies between them.
"Hey, this package is dependent upon ... Oh, wait, you told me to remove
that one too. Never mind."
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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