Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Think about Loose Coupling

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Hello, Monks!

This is another case of perl making my life easier. First, I admit it. I am a racist. I cannot stand windows. I allow others to use it, but I will not tolerate my computers running it. So, when I found myself with an extra laptop and my girlfriend was asking to borrow it from me, I decided the only fair thing to do was install an almost unbreakable operating system, OpenBSD, and write some small scripts to automate it for her. She soon began getting into the UNIX way of life, and asking for software. She wasnt comfortable downloading compiling and installing stuff, and when I tried to explain the included package management software she sort of glazed over. I determined this was indeed a nail and I needed to write a script.

So what I have written is a pretty durn cool front end for BSD's package management system that allows you to search their packages and download packages you dont have, as well as (while superuser) install and remove packages with a textual menu that is half friendly.

This is a pre-beta-release and I am expecting bugs to be found, but the program is in use here and is working.

Pod is included, and the source is commented all over the place (despite knowing that Petruchio wont read them...).

Because it is larger than your average perlmonks node, it has been posted externally. Thanks go to scottstef for the http space.

Find me bugs, peers!

brother dep.

transcending "coolness" is what makes us cool.

In reply to OpenBSD Package Manager in perl by deprecated

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others musing on the Monastery: (8)
    As of 2021-01-27 18:55 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?