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Re: Retrieving less data on cvsup?

From: "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 11:40:52 -0500

On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 01:27:29AM +0100, Diego Calleja wrote:
>El Tue, 2 Nov 2004 01:20:05 +0100 Diego Calleja <diegocg@xxxxxxxxx> escribi?:
>> I wonder if you could recreate the ports's structure looking at a debian-like
>> packages description file. ie: create the makefiles, then a "make install"
>> downloads everything (what you call "2 stage") including the scripts and
>> patches neccesary to build it. 
>...having said that, I must admit that in my "ideal package system", you
>could do "commandtobuildapackage Makefile" so you, as maintanier of a
>random project, could provide such makefile, ie. "use this Makefile
>to install the latest CVS versi?n". I thing gentoo ebuild can do this, 
>but I'm not sure. (it's not my intention to start yeat another "packaging
>flamewar" BTW ;)

;-) well I think commandtobuildapackage is a good idea. in fact it
could be offered as a port to provide a suite of programs that provide
the said functionality. for example "setup" will cvsup only package
descriptions and put them in a local format while install will use that
local db to recursively download, patch and make whatever port you want.
. ..no need to change the existing cvsup ports server config.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

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