Subject: building RPMs and Debian packages? (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc)
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
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?