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Re: pkgsrc + epm =...
On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 15:16:31 +0200
Aleksey Cheusov <cheusov%tut.by@localhost> wrote:
> Just an idea.
> 1-2 years ago there were short discussion about three pkgsrc functions.
> One - building software, another - packaging it into packages,
> the last one - package management.
> At that time discussion was about pkgsrc sources/internals.
> There is another level of this separation. Three functions - three
> programs. Pkgsrc - for building, EPM - for packaging software into
> packages, native packaging system for package management.
> EPM - http://www.epmhome.org
> In short, EPM can generate native packages for a wide variaty of platforms
> including HP-UX, Solaris, .rpm, .deb etc.
> I think .tgz package generated by pkgsrc during building can be
> relatively easy converted to "file list" used by EPM to generate
> native packages (EPM also supports "subpackages").
> I think this can be interesting for pkgsrc users especially for those
> who use it under non-NetBSD platforms. I also think that this can make
> pkgsrc even more popular.
> Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
We already have some degree of abstraction when it comes to packaging
for native package tools. If you're interested in working on this, a
good place to start is pkgsrc/mk/flavor/README and associated files.
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