>First off I prefer to have to learn the least number of tools possible to do any given job. Hence I want this idea to get rid of the need to learn apt* and friends. I like apt, however I like elegance more. I will leave it to the reader to determine if they think this idea is more eloquent.
This simple (and fake) howto will show you how to manage your system using the package file system.
Install a package:
# cp /pkg/rep/us.ubuntu.com/applications/cheese /pkg/installed/
Find out package description:
# cat /pkg/rep/us.ubuntu.com/applications/cheese
A tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam.
Cheese is a cheesy program to take pictures and videos from your web
cam. It also provides some graphical effects in order to please the
users play instinct.
List installed packages:
# ls /pkg/installed
Yes. Everything I just did is doable today. However this let’s you use standard tools to manage your packages. Basically all I say is “every package is a file”.
-Now available for proper criticism :).