Subject: Re: Refactoring "install" and "package" phases
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/22/2006 16:10:30
On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 01:56:09PM +0100, Gavan Fantom wrote:
> email@example.com 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.
Yes, that is the intention. I don't want to discuss this in detail now,
because we don't have an idea what will be needed or the details how it
will look like. But I expect that we can "emulate" most of it on any
other package system to varying degrees.