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From: 320095285153-0001@... (Achim Gottinger)
Subject: Re: /proc and portage
Date: Sat Jan 20 13:19:01 2001
Thomas Flavel wrote:

> Hi,
> I had an idea I dimsmissed which I thought I should post anyway, on the off chance that it
> might actually get used ;)
> I was thinking about how /proc is sometimes used as a bi-directional interface, for example I
> can "echo 1>/proc/whatever" to turn on ping flood protection or something similar. I was
> wondering how practical it would be to have a similar thing for portage?
> If I could say "echo gimp>/proc/portage/install" or "cat /proc/portage/packages" etc then
> this would mean that it would be very easy to write front ends for portage, plus with this
> minimal interface it would be very nice to use in scripts... I know it would be a massive
> kernel module, and probably too much effort to actually produce/maintain but I thought you
> should hear the idea... have a think about it please

Hmm, such a module whould make sense if it contains all the pachage management functions and
the whole /var/db/pkg stuff in a database typothing.
I thought about using SOAP over RPC-XML for an network based package management system.
If this thing could be implemented as a module it would be great I think.

Bye Achim

> - Tom
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