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Re: [GSoC] Add support for FreeBSD package format, RPM and Debian packages(if time allows) to pkgsrc

On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 10:12:12AM -0500, Larson, Timothy E. wrote:
> > 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.
> I am not familiar with these tools.  Can genrpm/gensolpkg be used to
> convert a binary package to these other formats at a later point
> after the build, or does it need to be done immediately after with
> the build directories extant?

 From memory, gensolpkg requires a populated WRKDIR, but I haven't
looked any further than that.

I wrote genrpm in 2005 - looks like it just needs an installed package
from pkgsrc - it takes all its information from invoking pkg_info(1).


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