On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:09:26 +0100
Maciej Mrozowski <reave...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This issue always bothered me. Why do we need exclusive web-app
> config application that effectively mirrors what emerge is supposed
> to do? I mean installation/removal/updates, and what's the most
> important config updates.

webapp-config was originally designed as a standalone, distribution
independent, multi-os tool (Windows support being a priority) that would
operate largely independently of the package manager. It just happened
to have been developed on Gentoo first. In the early days it would get
up to all kinds of crazy stuff like trying to call 'emerge -C' from
within pkg_postinst of an ebuild...

Unfortunately, in those days, bypassing Portage was considered easier
than extending it.

Ciaran McCreesh

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