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Re: rpm on OSX Lion

From: Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com>
Date: Mon 26 Mar 2012 - 20:35:27 CEST
Message-id: <B8CA1DCA-D565-4250-9E68-A6F0AA095300@me.com>

On Mar 26, 2012, at 2:17 PM, Anders F Björklund wrote:

> Jeffrey Johnson:
> 
>>> [...]
>>> The .src.rpm format is somewhat troublesome to port, but bundled
>>> rpm2cpio.sh and extracted the tarball in a post-extract {} step.
>>> 
>> [...]
>> But if it gets to be too big a hassle, I'll pop out the tar ball and included
>> detached signature whenever you wish.
>> 
> 
> Basically it's only troublesome because there is no built-in support
> for the .src.rpm format, while there is for the .tar.gz. format…
> 

How hard is it to add "built-in support" for *.src.rpm in port using tcl?

Note that I'm quite close to considering loading port(1) as tcl
module(s) just to try-and-see.

I'm still quite fond of Landon's "language neutral" Portfiles
syntax even if details matter (and there's some deep flaws
with port variants).

And if Henri is serious about an RPM based distribution (I am)
then hijacking the existing recipes exactly as is from MacPorts
makes faster progress than any other approach I can think of.

Make sense?

73 de Jeff
Received on Mon Mar 26 20:35:38 2012
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