To: None <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/06/1999 06:31:12
I've just added a package "url2pkg" (it's in the pkgtools category), which
is intended to help creating packages. Just give it the URL of a source
archive, and it will make some effort to create a binary from it:
- setup a basic Makefile
- run "make fetch" and "make makesum"
- generate a dummy pkg/PLIST
- run "make extract"
- try to find out the WRKSRC (if needed)
- try to find out of this package uses GNU auto-configure
After that, you're left on your own, but I think it's better than nothing.
At least the reactions I got when showing it to some people indicated
Let me know if you have some comments or want to donate a man-page. :)
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>