setup: built-in tar

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Tue May 23 11:23:00 GMT 2000

At 01:08 PM 5/23/00, DJ Delorie wrote:
> > Just something to think about, how do we deal with their mucking for
> > updates via "setup -u"?
>IMO we should be keeping better track of what we're installing.
>Perhaps keep a list of which files (and sizes/mtimes/checksums) came
>from which tarballs.  Then, when we see that a given tarball needs to
>be installed, we can see what was already installed and what's
>currently on the disk, and make the needed corrections for the update.

Sounds to me like you're describing RPM!;-)

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