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Re: Detecting OS-provided software on Linux
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 00:24:53 +0100, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> On 22 January 2014 23:56, Iain Morgan <Iain.Morgan%nasa.gov@localhost> wrote:
> > Initial tests are promising, but I've noticed that pkgsrc does not
> > detect all the software that was installed by the native (RPM) packaging
> > system. The resultant duplication of software is inefficient and
> > undesirable; particularly as I will have multiple independent software
> > trees managed by separate pkgsrc instances
> It would be interesting to hear what the maintainers and seasoned
> users would say.
> The way I understand it, pkgsrc does not interface with native (or
> foreign) package managements on non-Netbsd systems and therefore does
> not check dependencies outside the pkgsrc tree.
> Nor it would be desirable, as a package build by this or that package
> management would be built in different ways.
> I think there's a build option to check if a file exists in the base
> system (I'm referring to builtin.mk) but I'll leave that to the
> developers to determine if it can apply to Linux systems. I don't
> think so, because a Linux distro doesn't know the concept of base
> system, but I could be wrong.
Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look at builtin.mk, but I'll keep your
caveat in mind.
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