[aur-general] Can it be done?

Sebastian Nowicki xilonmu at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 10:59:42 EST 2008

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 06:45:58PM -0500, Adam Vogt wrote:
> If you look at the install.proto in /var/abs/ (if you have abs, which is 
> now separate from pacman), you may be able to but that stuff in the 
> pre_install() function.
> You could also package modifications of mysql apache php, and have FreePBX 
> require them.
> But probably the installer can be convinced to ignore those checks, maybe 
> with a usage flag, otherwise with a patch (which wouldn't be a bad feature 
> upstream either)
> Apart from the wiki, the respective manpages for pacman, makepkg, PKGBUILD 
> have some information.
> Then, if you still don't understand something, ask, and maybe the 
> documentation should be changed to include that case...
> * On Tuesday, February 26 2008, Collin wrote:
> > NOTE: This is my first actual fresh pkgbuild. What a way to start!
> >
> > I've been looking into creating a package for FreePBX. However, I'm now 
> > wondering if it can be done with the pkgbuild system. The problem is that 
> > FreePBX wants a # of changes to a variety of packages (namely, mysql, 
> > apache, and php) and it wants to check to see that those changes are done 
> > before it installs. For instance, it wants mysql to already have a user 
> > account and PW for it as well as tables setup, etc. It seems like it might 
> > be difficult to make a package first add a bunch of system changes and then 
> > install the files. Is this possible to do?
> >
> > I'm thinking that my only hope would be to patch the FreePBX installer so 
> > that it no longer checks and instead make all of the necessary changes in 
> > an .install file which would run after the package is installed, correct?
> >
> > It would have been helpful if there was much of any documentation on how to 
> > go about building packages. But, I can't seem to find much of anything 
> > concrete.
> >

If I understand what the installer wants to do correctly, then
pre_install won't really help much, since the changes would be required
at build time. I'd probably go for patching it to remove the checks/etc
and then do them manually in an install file.

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