[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #1287: AppCafe and Life Preserver working together for safer package installation/updating

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Mon Jul 14 06:37:45 PDT 2014


#1287: AppCafe and Life Preserver working together for safer package
installation/updating
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 Reporter:  jtscolorado                         |      Owner:
     Type:  Feature Request                     |     Status:  new
 Priority:  major                               |  Milestone:
Component:  Life Preserver                      |    Version:  10.1-RELEASE
 Keywords:  AppCafe Life Preserver PBI package  |
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 I love the new changes the PC-BSD team have made with 10.0.2! The new
 AppCafe has taken a big step forward -- I am definitely a supporter of
 what you've done. In the past, I rarely used PBIs because there were not
 that many of them and they were often old versions. Opening AppCafe up to
 the FreeBSD packages is super. I am now actually using it to "push-button
 install" software.

 I realize there has been controversy about PBIs -- with a number of people
 worried about software dependency problems without the container.

 Perhaps one way forward is to let AppCafe notify Life Preserver to take a
 snapshot just before it begins to install software -- and make a notation
 on that snapshot that it was taken just prior to installing package "x".
 Then if you have any problems, you can just go to Life Preserver and set
 it back to the state before you installed package "x".

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Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/1287>
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