[haiku-commits] Re: r40675 - in haiku/branches/features/package-management: build/jam build/scripts data/system/boot headers/os/storage src/system/boot/loader ...

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:52:39 +0100

On 2011-02-25 at 15:02:20 [+0100], Philippe Houdoin 
<philippe.houdoin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Is "tree" the last word on this? Sorry, I know this naming discussion is 
> > tedious,
> > but I find "tree" rather generic and unnecessarily technical. I believe 
> > "software"
> > was proposed, which is less technical, but just as generic. How about
> > "package-contents" or "extracted-packages"?
> + 1 for a more user-friendly name for this folder.
> "installed-packages" sounds more factual than "extracted-packages",
> except if I miss something on the role of this folder.

The folder is the packagefs mount point. It contains the virtually extracted 
contents of the packages placed in the sibling "packages" directory. So 
"installed-packages" is somewhat misleading in that it does not contain the 
packages that are installed, but rather their contents (a similar argument 
could be made against "extracted-packages"). Furthermore Oliver chose to 
call the process of making the package "live" activation rather than 
installation. So the most accurate name would be 
"activated-package-contents". I'd favor the shorter "package-contents".

CU, Ingo

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