Subject: building RPMs and Debian packages? (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc)
To: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 07/20/2006 18:49:42
On Sat, 3 Jun 2006, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> Log Message:
> real work. The pkgsrc/mk/flavor directory contains subdirectories
> corresponding to each package system flavor that we support. Currently,
> I only have "pkg" which represents the current pkgsrc-native package
> flavor. I've separated out most of the code where we make assumptions
> about the package system flavor, mostly either because we directly
> use the pkg_* tools, or we make assumptions about the package meta-data
> directory, or we directly manipulate the package meta-data files, and
> placed it into pkgsrc/mk/flavor/pkg.
> Future work on this project include:
> * Implement support for the SVR4 package flavor. This will be
> proof that the appropriate abstractions are in place to allow
> using a completely different set of package management tools.
Where else can I read about this?
I am interested in starting work on doing RPMs and Debian packages. I have
an immediate need to build RPMs (to be used on Centos) and it would be
extra great if the resulting packages can have their own package-specific
LOCALBASE (like pkgviews minus the symlink tree).
Anyone working on the RPM (or Debian) packaging?