[pacman-dev] makepkg in a constrained environment

Ciprian Dorin, Craciun ciprian.craciun at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 16:30:36 EST 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 :)

    :) Ok. Got it: makepkg should make all assumptions possible that
it's working on a fat Linux...

    For the moment, I think that my best option is to write my own makepkg.

    Of course I'll write it in any other programming language than
Bash... :) For example I think I'll try rc (Plan9 shell), because it
seems the most sane shell I've ever seen...


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