Subject: Re: PATCH: pkgviews and wrappers
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Min Sik Kim <minskim@NetBSD.org>
Date: 07/27/2004 00:21:44
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* Julio M. Merino Vidal, Thu, 8 Jul 2004 21:05:39 +0200:
> Hi all,
> after some positive answers to my previous mail, I've patched pkg_install
> to create wrappers for binaries instead of links. I've tested it with
> multiple packages with successful results :-) A patch for pkg_install
> is attached as patch.diff, and another one for bsd.pkg.mk as patch2.diff.
> Package Makefiles can set the PLIST_EXEC_FILES variable to specify
> expressions to match executable files. The default is bin/* and sbin/*,
> but there are packages that may install binaries outside these locations
> (like libexec). These should be overriden by wrappers as well, so this
> is why the variable exists.
Sorry for late reply. I was away from my development machine for the
last two weeks.
I think the patches look good. Thanks for working on this!
> I've also taken minskim@'s suggestion and added another variable that can
> be set in package Makefiles, named WRAPPER_VARDIRS. For example, pkgconfig
> will do, from its Makefile:
> WRAPPER_VARDIRS= PKG_CONFIG_PATH:lib/pkgconfig
> and the generated wrapper will take care to set PKG_CONFIG_PATH properly,
> WRT the view where it's located.
Some commands such as aclocal have an option, instead of an env var,
to specify directories. How about adding another variable
(WRAPPER_OPTIONS, for example) and letting it supersede
WRAPPER_VARDIRS if it is defined?
> Even though, I've had to do an ugly hack: the addition of the '-i'
> flag to pkg_delete to skip checksums when removing a package from a view
> (it worked before because it verified the symlinks, but now fails because
> it verifies the wrappers). Any better ideas to handle this situation?
We also had to add a hack to deal with symlinks
(pkg_install/lib/plist.c, r1.44). Maybe we should re-generate
+CONTENTS for views rather than copy from the depot?
Min Sik Kim
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