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Re: PACKAGES info file into cvs?

From: Thomas Oppel
Subject: Re: PACKAGES info file into cvs?
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:03:47 +0200
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Am Dienstag, 16. Juli 2002 00:41 schrieb Martin Pala:
> Yeah. Maybe it will be useful to have common Makefile (either realy
> common/single by extending  present Makefile or new in ditributions
> directory) for building distributions from sources. It can be then possible
> to do:
> make redhat (or suse/solaris/debian/etc.)
> that will make apropriate package. I think it will be simple and consistent
> packaging method. The PACKAGES file can then contain instructions for
> adding new package type. It can also contain specific notes for packages or
> they can be separated in more README files for given system (for example
> README.solaris, etc.)
> What do the people on the list think about it?

Em, nice flash, but to be honest: nothing.
make is for compilation.
After that you might build a fitting package on a certain platform from 
compiled sources with another tool.
Not the other way round (call make to build a spec which calls make again).
Keep it simple.

Greetz, L.

> Cheers,
> Martin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Oppel" <address@hidden>
> To: <address@hidden>
> Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 1:01 PM
> Subject: PACKAGES info file into cvs?
> Martin (et al),
> shouldn't the contrib/packages directory provide such a file?
> L.

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