xffm bugfixes

Benedikt Meurer Benedikt.Meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Mar 31 10:59:16 CEST 2003

On Mon, 31, Mar 2003, Benedikt Meurer wrote:

> > - Autotype functions now include binary package management: 
> >    * Install (rpm, deb, FreeBSD.tgz) 
> >    * Update (rpm, FreeBSD.tgz) 
> >    * Description (rpm, FreeBSD.tgz) 
> >    * List contents (rpm, FreeBSD.tgz) 
> >    (I dunno the instructions to do update, description and list for dpkg
> > :-|) 
> Hm, two things: 
> 	a) I don't think, that a filemanager should do the job of a
> 	   package manager.

Just to get that clear: I thought XFce4 should follow the Unix philosophy
of tools. But xffm is going to be an all-in-one monster application like
other filemanagers did too.

> 	b) If you use standard pkg_{add,info,delete} than everything
> 	   will work out of the box on Open/NetBSD too.
> 	   (else I'll look at that tonight)

And with any other system using pkg tools too, of course :)


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