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Source package management for a single user inspired by Homebrew and shipped as a gem
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Compiled package management installed as a gem.

Coresys is heavily inspired by Homebrew but wants to work on the normal linux box and not completely isolate itself from the system libraries. I usually don't want to install packaged versions of my development dependencies because they are either out of date, missing a feature I want, or install extra cruft on my linux system that doesn't go away with an uninstall. Thus Coresys follows the symlink method to link packages into a central environment.

Coresys also follows a similar package definition to Homebrew formula because they work very well for quickly putting together a package for a source package you might want to start fooling around with.

Probably the largest difference between the setup of Coresys and Homebrew is how formula distribution is handled. Right now formula not shipped with the main coresys gem, but instead kept inside a configured path like ~/.coresys/formula so the user might take their own approach to versioning the formula how they see fit. One possible way this could be used is for formula to be stored with or as a submodule to a person's main dotfiles. Then to have the same environment on any system it would be a simple case of fetching your dotfiles, installing coresys, and using coresys to install any desired packages.


And then execute:

gem install coresys


Right now configuraiton is pretty much non existent and expects packages to be installed into ~/.local and for formula to reside inside ~/.coresys/formula.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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