Subject: Re: xntpd
To: Hubert Feyrer <Hubert.Feyrer@rz.uni-regensburg.de>
From: 51482) <email@example.com (Raymond A. Wiker>
Date: 01/03/1996 16:32:32
Hubert Feyrer writes:
> > Suggestion: Since a lot (heh...) of software uses "install" to
> > create directories and install files, it might be viable to extend the
> > functionality of "install"... At a minimum, it should be trivial to
> > make "install" create a list of what it does; this could then be
> > processed to give packing lists and scripts for creating a package and
> > uninstalling it.
> To be sure to catch everythink you'd also have to patch ln, cp and maybe mv...
> sounds like a quite gross hack to me. :(
Why not ;-) a little extra baggage in the gnu versions would
surely not be noticed...
Something simple, like an environment variable checked by
install, cp, ln, mv, tar, cpio, zip & unzip. My contribution will be
the name of the environment variable - but I'll have to think about it
Seriously, my post was about extending install to assist in
generating packages - it's obvious that it is not possible to devise a
complete, automatic solution.
Now, if you want a *really* gross hack, you could check the
contents of certain filesystems before and after make install, and
create a package accordingly. This makes my first suggestion look like
a model of simplicity and elegance ;-)