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Re: [GSoC] Add support for FreeBSD package format, RPM and Debian packages(if time allows) to pkgsrc
On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 07:51:17PM -0500, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Apr 2011, Anton Panev wrote:
> > I plan to add support for FreeBSD and RPM packages. If the time allows, I
> > will add support for Debian packages. The minimal target is to support
> > FreeBSD packages.
> Please consider using RPM or Debian as your minimal target with FreeBSD
> later (only if time allows).
> One significant value of pkgsrc is that it is a single tree of
> specifications (build instructions, patches, etc) for a wide variety of
> software. Reusing this to create RPM spec files or Debian
> rules/control/etc could potential be quite useful. But that same reason
> is not as of same great interest to FreeBSD simply because that have a
> very similar single tree already. (Of course, I like pkgsrc and prefer
> many of its features over ports.)
I agree with Jeremy - also, please note that pkgsrc/pkgtools/genrpm
generates an rpm specfile as part of the process of building an rpm.
Extra credit is given for noting that gensolpkg generates the
necessary infrastructure to build a Solaris binary package.
Hence the package names.
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