[pacman-dev] makepkg in a constrained environment

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 16:16:13 EST 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Cedric Staniewski <cedric at gmx.ca> wrote:
> I do not agree with your definition of "portable" here. All of makepkgs
> dependencies are available for (mostly?) every system pacman can run on,
> so it is already "portable". Adding fallbacks only may make it easier to
> install/run makepkg in a specific setup.
> A setup where you cannot install all of makepkg's dependencies with a
> reasonable effort seems rather exotic to me and does not justify such an
> inappropriate increase in complexity of makepkg in my opinion.
> Why do you not write bash wrappers which provide the functionality of
> bsdtar/openssl/... and add these to your path?

I often agree with Cedric.. this is just another occurence :)

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