From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Mon 01 Oct 2001 - 10:00:37 IST
On Sat, Sep 29, 2001 at 06:26:19PM +0100, David Golden mentioned:
> What I'd like to see would be :
> <click> uncompressing archive<click> running application.
> And, from the command line,
> cd /Apps/
> tar jxvf myapp.tar.bz2
> (application is now automagically added to all relevant system paths, just by
> virtue of being a subdirectory of Apps.)
> Ultimately, I'm thinking something like filesystem-as-database, with
> file-watches / triggers / callbacks to "stored procedures" and all sorts of
> weirdness - top of my list would be symlinks that are a bit like XML XPath,
> so that you can readdir() a virtual directory of, or symlink to, "all files
> in any subdirectory of /floogle/ last modified 3 days ago, that are mpegs" .
You'd honestly find that useful ?
I did some work with FiST a while back (a stackable filesystem), which
logged each & every write to the filesystem to a MySQL database. The idea
being that it would keep a copy of the filesystem metadata in a database.
I never finished it (ah, updatedb/locate/grep did the job, mostly).
It would be 100% possible to use FiST module system to have a virtual
/apps filesystem, which did all the symlink making for you in
A bit of work though...and I'm not sure it makes up for a proper
packaging system. Anyone know if RedHat will ever beat apt-like features
into RPM ?
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