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TODO: apk


  • Document current apk internals.
  • Define 'virtual', 'alternative', and their proper use.


Plugable Layouts


apk manifest [-v] (<pkg>|<.apk>)...

Generate a manifest of files contained within the specified package(s)/apk(s).

Current default format is: sumfunc:checksum path

With verbose flag: pkgname: sumfunc:checksum path

Proposed canonical format: pkg:arch/pkgname-pkgver\tmode\tuser:group\tsize\ttimestamp\tsumfunc:checksum\tpath

TODO Items

  • Define a canonical default manifest format which contains all available metadata in a reliably parsable format.
  • Add ability to specify manifest format and fields in a manner similar to 'stat'.
  • Add ability to select a subset of files to display in a manner similar to tar. (i.e. 'etc/' or 'lib/*.so')
  • Add ability to generate manifest from a filesystem directory structure or path list.
  • (DONE - kaniini) Add ability to generate manifest for .apk file in addition to installed packages.

.apk Generator

apk gen --key-file=... --control-dir=... --data-dir=...

Generates a well-formed .apk from a key file and two filesystem directories -- one for the control portion and one for the data portion.

TODO Items:

  • Document current WIP (kaniini).
  • Add ability to use an archive as the source for control or data directories.
  • Add ability to use a pre-generated manifest as the source file list and provider of package's file meta-data.

pax Archive Tool