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A package manager built atop pakman
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An example (and fully functional) package manager built on the pakman and npm APIs.


If you haven't already set your NPM author info, now you should:

npm set "Your Name"
npm set ""
npm set ""

npm adduser

And install pakmanager:

npm install -g pakmanager


In short: run pakmanager build wherever package.json exists

Create your project

mkdir -p ${PROJECT}/lib
touch lib/index.js
npm init

NOTE: Your code will be wrapped in a strict-mode closure - so don't use "The Bad Parts" TM such as using this to refer to the global object. See jshint.

(function () { "use strict";
  var module = { exports: {} };
  /*** your code pasted here ***/ 
  provide('providename', module);

Mark as private if need be by editing package.json and adding "private": true,

Test and build your module

pakmanager deps
pakmanager build
# edit pakmanaged-test.js
# open pakmanaged.html to see about any errors

And you might want to publish your module

npm publish ./


pakmanager deps       # list all dependencies
pakmanager build      # builds package.json.browserDependencies and package.json.main

rm -rf pakmanaged.js ./node_modules # clean old builds

Internal API

#init(cb, config)




jshint code and report errors

Add to API

pakmanager init       # creates / updates package.json
pakmanager install    # installs package.json.browserDependencies into ./node_modules
pakmanager clean      # rm -rf ./node_modules
pakmanager rebuild    # clean, build
pakmanager add        # add module@ver to package.json.browserDependencies
pakmanager set        # set module@ver in package.json.browserDependencies
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