To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 02/17/1999 03:42:16
Someone has asked me for a tool to turn a (GNU-autoconfig'urable) piece of
software into a package with as little user interaction as possible.
Having such a beast flying around, I thought I'd share it with you. It's
called url2pkg and will try to do just that. Give it an URL, and it will
prepare some basic package Makefile:
- figure out DISTNAME, MASTER_SITES, EXTRACT_SUFX, ...
- you'll still have to enter CATEGORY and HOMEPAGE (if available)
in the vi(1) popping up
- please set the MAINTAINER to something different 8-)
- after you've exited the vi, a "make makesum" will be ran to 1. get the
file and 2. create the distfile's checksum in files/md5
- Next, the distfile is unpacked by a "make extract"
- WRKSRC, GNU_CONFIGURE/USE_CONFIGURE are set as appropriate
in the package's Makefile
- You're left for the rest now. (creating patches to get things going and
installed, pkg/COMMENT, pkg/DESCR, fixing pkg/PLIST, etc.).
It's not much of a killer-tool, but helps me getting started. YMMV.
P.S.: Almost forgot, it's available at
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>