Forum OpenACS Development: Do we need to duplicate file listings of APM packages in info files and db?

yes, consistency is another argument for the change that I am proposing.

As the saying goes, silence gives consent... As a first step I'll make the APM get message catalog files from the file system and try to do the same for sql files. If I find the time and inspiration I might attempt to remove the file listings in the info files altogether.

I'll post any progress in this thread.

Peter, you might modify my qa tool to check that the automatically generated file manifest for apm matches what is in the existing info files just to make sure the current code does not require any hand tweaking to get things right. Also, you should check and make sure it properly picks up upgrade files in both the sql/DB/ and sql/DB/upgrade/ directories.

At some point I would like to add mapping url stubs to different files which would need something like a manifest but I think until we do provide some useful functionality via a file manifest it's better not to have it at all.