Our company adopt Perforce to realize code control. So we have to download all packages needed from P4 server. The major Linux distributions we use are RedHat and Ubuntu. Now we need a dependency tool to control the dependency between all the packages. Of course, this tool should support both RedHat and Ubuntu.
Is there any suggestion on the issue described above?
As far as I know, APT is a good tool which provides the similar function we need. Now, both RedHat and Ubuntu can adopt it.
Is it possible to reuse the existing APT tool to achieve my target without modifying the source code of APT?
In order to get those .deb package from repository, APT knows how to deal with archives of types http, ftp, file (local files) and ssh which are contained in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, that I know of. If the answer to question two is "NO", I think I have to modify the source code of APT.
Now, I want to add another archive type such as "p4" besides current http, ftp, file and ssh, and then edit my own code refer to that of the current type.
Is this idea feasible? Or is there any better suggestion? Is there any references and resource I can get besides the source code of APT if I want know more about APT source?
Thanks for your answer.