I've finally decided to did in an work on an open source project. Nothing terribly earth-shattering. I had done some thinking about it and currently Slackware is my favorite operating system, not just favorite Linux distribution. So I've decided to start trying to enhance it a little. First thing: the packaging tools. They leave something to be desired. A couple things I want to do:
- pkgcheck: a script that will generate md5 checksums of all files in a package. Then you can run it again with different parameters and it will give you a list of files in that package.
- whichpkg: another script. It will be something like you run "whichpkg foo" and it will tell you "file foo is in the following packages:"
- pkgbackup: using pkgcheck and whichpkg, will back up any files not in a package or that have been modified since the package has been installed.