Subject: Re: Please review: nbX => PKGREVISION
To: Sean Davis <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/27/2001 17:41:11
On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Sean Davis wrote:
> While I do not know too much about the internals of how pkgsrc does it's
> thing, I would quite like that committed, personally. I'm writing a C
> program to do (more or less) what the pkgchk package currently does, except
> all in C, since pkgchk is *slow*. Currently, the hangup in development of
> this program is having to parse the Makefile for the package name,
> substituting variables where needed, and your patch would make things much
> easier, I think.
The only thing that takes any real time in pkgchk is the
Bear in mind you will need to implement a reasonable set of
makefile parsing, including conditionals, includes and the
various magic : variable modifiers. Also whatever subset you
implement you'll find someone later using something additional
(lintpkgsrc plays this catchup game :)
Another option would be to look at ways of speeding up the make
calls in pkgsrc, possibly by setting a 'fastpath' in the mk
files for 'print pkgname'.
Anyway - good luck with the coding!
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