[Bro-Dev] bro-pkg support for centralized package structures?

Seth Hall seth at icir.org
Mon Oct 24 07:29:36 PDT 2016

> On Oct 24, 2016, at 10:22 AM, Siwek, Jon <jsiwek at illinois.edu> wrote:
> I think supporting that would significantly change the design and goals of the package manager, so I wonder what ideas/thoughts others have about the current model vs. the proposed one?

I don't think we should change the design of the package manager based on that use case.  I think that the user is currently experiencing a moment in time where virtually no packages exist yet and assuming that no packages will exist in the future based on that fact.  All of the packages that the user placed into their big script repository are scripts that hopefully will eventually be turned into packages and more easily installed.

The user could still package all of their scripts into a single repository and have a script mechanism for choosing which scripts to actually load on different systems (i.e. @if directives choosing to load certain scripts on different systems, etc).


Seth Hall
International Computer Science Institute
(Bro) because everyone has a network

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