Subject: Re: Need Some Guidance
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Kenneth Freidank <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 11/09/2006 02:06:58
Thank you Greg.  I will unpack into the package's work dir as part of 
the post-extract target, and let pkgsrc take it from there.


Greg Troxel wrote:
> Kenneth Freidank <> writes:
>> I am porting a package whose distribution file contains several
>> tarballs within the single distribution file  Each tarball can be
>> thought of as a separate component, one for documentation, one for
>> system framework and api source, one for sample application.  What's
>> the best way to fit the package into pkgsrc.  My current attempt is to:
>> 1) create a package to install the distribution file "dist" to
>> "/usr/pkgsrc/distfiles/dist" and unpack the distribution file into
>> each of the separate tarballs, i.e. /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles/tarball1,
>> tarball2, tarball3, etc...
> This is not ok because packages should only install in prefix.  And
> it's unnecessary.
>> 2) create one package for each of the separate tarballs that will
>> install each piece, user can pick and choose which piece is desired.
> If there are separate tarballs available, just package each of them.
> If there aren't (e.g., if you can only download a tar of the various
> .tgzs, then just make a Makefile.common that sets DISTINFO, and then
> add a do-extract: or whatever to extract the right subpart during
> package build.
> Basically, the approach  is to put in special code to make the package
> conform to pkgsrc's norms as early as possible, and then treat it as
> normally as you can.
> Perhaps you can show us a list of 'ls -l' of the distfile, and of what
> gets unpacked from it - I may not have understood you correctly.