Package Management

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Thu Jul 6 08:44:12 PDT 2000


I have a decent system for creating the spec files (based on GNU find and a
filter I wrote).  Unfortunately - it is a pain in the rear to resolve
conflicts.  /sbin/sln is the most famous one.  I think I kept the /sbin/sln
from util-linux-2.10m

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas 'Balu' Walter <tw at itreff.de>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: Package Management


> +-Gerard Beekmans-(gerard at linuxfromscratch.org)-[06.07.00 15:09]:
> > > After having successfully installed the LFS system and a few other
programs like sshd, apache, php, etc...  i reallize the end result is
nothing but a mess that somehow magically works!
>
> I also thought of building RPMs (LSB suggests them btw), but building
those
> SPEC-Files is not so easy.
>
> Especiall finding new installed files is much work and you have to
> list them all inside the spec-file.
>
> Compiling an application is not so difficult. You just have to get the
> rpm-source-file and give rpm the right options. It then unpacks the
> _original_ tarball, patches it if needed and configures and makes it
> just as done by hand.
>
> > what one thinks is a mess somebody else thinks is an organized bunch of
> > files (if you have installed LFS literally over a hundred time one gets
> > used to all the files and almost knows exactly which files belongs to
> > what package). For the 10th time or so here's one thing you can do
> > without needing to install a package system (I still feel if I start
> > using RPM I'm just building RedHat from scratch. Or when I start using
> > deb I start building a Debian system from scratch more or less).
>
> :-) From the RPM-HOWTO (http://www.rpm.org)A
> We would like to thank the folks from the BOGUS distribution for many of
their
> ideas and concepts that are included in RPM.
> While RPM was completely written by Red Hat, Inc., its operation is based
on
> code written by BOGUS (PM and PMS).
>
> So you build a BOGUS-System 8o).
>
> SCNR - using the GNU-tar builds a GNU-System ;)
>
> > All my packages are installed in /usr/packagename except the stuff
> > that's in /bin and /sbin (there are still a few things in /usr/bin but
> > I'm gradually removing them and installing the corresponding packages to
> > /usr/packagename).
>
> Ever thought of installing to /usr/packagename-version and linking
> /usr/packagename to this? Makes installing new versions easier (and if
> the newer sdoes not work - switch back to the old by just changing
> the link.
>
>
>      Balu
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