Re: package management symlink
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 07:22:21 +0000
- From: Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: package management symlink
On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 07:20:23AM +0100, Sören Reinecke wrote:
With your help I want to make package installing/removing equal on all
linux systems without disturbing the diversity we have across linux
distributions. In order to do that we need just a symlink, no
replacement of existing software.
You need to create a Debian package that contains your symlink (or bash
script), and then either find someone to sponsor uploads of your package
into Debian, or become a Debian Maintainer or Developer to do so
You can start reading about this stuff here:
You are probably out of time to do this in time for the next Debian
release, because our freeze for that release begins at the end of this
That's the *how*: a short sentence on whether you *should*: reading the
page you provide, I don't think it's a good idea to actually do this.
I'm not convinced that having to remember different package manager
names is a significant problem for new people adopting a Linux
distribution. The name is a very small part of the differences between
the package managers (they have very different behaviour models, not
just names), and the package managers are a small part of all the
differences between distributions.
That said, if you want to pursue this, the route above is how to do it.
⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ Jonathan Dowland
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