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Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:34:28 +0100
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To: Stanislav Sinyagin <ssinyagin AT yahoo DOT com>
CC: CygWin-Apps <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: Packaging tools? (Was: RE: RFP: NASM)
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Stanislav Sinyagin wrote:
> As for the packaging, the most annoing thing (only imho, I've built only
> one package, much less than you folks) was setting correctly all
> the path names in configure options, and then packing it all with a proper
> file name.
> Did someone think of developing a simple framework for making the packages,
> especially for that software which supports Cygwin and configure does everything
> for you?
> something like
>    cygmkpkg expat-1.95.2.tar.gz
> and that's it?
> Let the script do all unpacking, configuring, making, then packaging
> efforts? It would just prompt for the setup.ini description and category,
> or take them from previous version?

Chuck did write a script that automatizes most of these steps. You can
call it a framework since all his new packages uses this script (and so
does mine). Take a look at one of them.

There was a long discussion about packaging and package management. But
we don't want to reinvent the wheel and implement a rpm-like or
dpkg-like infrastructure. IIRC a decision was postponed till setup.exe
could be used to bootstrap one of the already existent packaging

> Then, after that, there will be no questions like "who's gonna maintain
> this package?" -- even the checkup for the sources version update can be
> automated.
> As for NASM, I've seen only one program which uses it (and can compile
> without it too) -- that's Lame. Are there more? Perhaps, some hardware
> related tools, like CD-R burning? Video processing?
> Cheers,
> Stan
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Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards

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