bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #60344, pkg: update local_list /...


bug #60344: pkg: update local_list / global_list automatically as needed, drop the 'rebuild' subcommand

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Mon 05 Apr 2021 04:44:59 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Mon 05 Apr 2021 04:44:59 PM UTC, original submission:  

For the 'pkg' command to be more user-friendly, it would be best if the 'pkg rebuild' command were never necessary. The existence of the 'global_list' and 'local_list' files should be more of an internal implementation detail that the 'pkg' functions use for efficiency, not something that the user or admins need to worry about updating or configuring.

When the user issues the 'pkg' command to list or load packages, the existence of a new directory in the configured package location should be automatically detected and added to the list at runtime.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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