The Debian debtags package and database are a flexible scheme to assign tags (properties) to packages of a distribution. It would be of benefit to SUSE to port debtags.

What are these tags good for?

The most obvious use is a possibility to search for specific capabilities or attributes in order to find packages which may fulfill particular needs.

Where is the database?

Debian has a rich debtags database, but its packages are named differently from those in SUSE. A program called distromatch by the same author may be used to map SUSE packages to Debian.

How to access the tags?

Debian sports a Xapian-based search engine. It would be possible to use the same API to access the existing Debian database (in concert with the distromatch map).

Obviously it would be very interesting to add an interface to zypper.

Questions

Create the susetags database or peruse the debian database?

If created, how is the susetags database maintained?

Resources

Looking for hackers with the skills:

debian c++ zypper

This project is part of:

Hack Week 11

Activity

  • over 5 years ago: dmuhamedagic added keyword "zypper" to Port debtags to SUSE
  • over 5 years ago: dmuhamedagic added keyword "debian" to Port debtags to SUSE
  • over 5 years ago: dmuhamedagic added keyword "c++" to Port debtags to SUSE
  • over 5 years ago: dmuhamedagic removed keyword debianc++zypper from Port debtags to SUSE
  • over 5 years ago: dmuhamedagic added keyword "debianc++zypper" to Port debtags to SUSE
  • over 5 years ago: dmuhamedagic originated Port debtags to SUSE

  • Comments

    Be the first to comment!

    Similar Projects

    Rewrite transactional-update in C++ by fos

    transactional-update, the application to up...


    Port some classic game to Linux by MDoucha

    Let's pick some old classic game, reverse engin...


    SMT solver for AWS Policy decisions in ceph RGW by abhishekl

    Currently AWS uses a SMT solver to decide on pu...


    HelenOS: <filesystem> of a down by jjindrak

    During the previous Hackweek [0], I have succes...