Subject: Re: Refactoring "install" and "package" phases
To: None <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/22/2006 13:56:09 wrote:
> On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 12:40:11PM +0100, Gavan Fantom wrote:
>> Do you expect to be able to fully handle the install scripts and all the
>> other current magic that pkgsrc does (creating users, etc), in SVR4
>> packages?
> Let's defer this point to a much later discussion. We want to move most
> of the install scripts into pkg_install or similiar low-level package,
> instead of duplicating them all the time. With this it is also much
> simpler to replace them on a different platform to exploit native
> mechanisms (e.g. font registration with YaST on SuSE).

I think it's relevant now, at the design phase. If most of the install
scripts are moved into pkg_install, then surely some of them will need
to be emulated for package management systems which don't support them.

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