bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #50632, pkg install should be able to...


bug #50632: pkg install should be able to install from a url

Submitted by:  Doug Stewart <dastew>
Submitted on:  Sat Mar 25 04:06:47 2017  
Category: Octave FunctionSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Doug StewartOpen/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Tue Mar 28 21:24:20 2017, comment #3:

I think it would be highly useful if "pkg install ARGUMENT" checked ARGUMENT against a regexp to see whether it looks like a URL or not. The user should not need to differentiate with a "-url" option, since a URL is easily differentiable on its own.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sat Mar 25 21:18:55 2017, comment #2:

We should discuss an overall strategy for package signing, but I'm not prepared to start it right now...

The added feature is yet another dangerous thing...

Maybe the -url option should accept, or even require, that the user specifies a checksum.

Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Sat Mar 25 19:58:38 2017, comment #1:

Can you try the attached cset. Adds a -url option and hopefully doesn't break the -forge option.

(file #40143)

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Sat Mar 25 04:06:47 2017, original submission:

pkg install url

In conjunction with the the new organisation of octave forge
I think we should add this feature, and give it a try.

If we add it but not advertise it, then some of the developers could try it.

If latter it looks like a bad idea it can easily be removed.

Doug Stewart <dastew>


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file #40143:  pkg-url.cset added by carandraug (6kB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue Mar 28 21:24:20 2017mtmillerSeverity3 - Normal=>1 - Wish
    Sat Mar 25 19:58:38 2017carandraugAttached File-=>Added pkg-url.cset, #40143

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