gert.cuykens at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 07:15:26 PST 2004
On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 13:52:11 +0000, Matthew Seaman
<m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 02:17:55PM +0100, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> > When you do make install in a ports application /usr/ports/...
> > Does it create a pkg in /var/db/pkg/... ?
> No. The stuff that gets stored in /var/db/pkg is *part* of what's
> required to make a package -- given that, and an installed port you can use
> # pkg_create -b pkg-name
> to generate a complete package. The contents of /var/db/pkg serve to
> document all of the files belonging to the package, their checksums,
> various scripts used to install or deinstall the package, what the
> package depends on, etc.
> > And do you use pkg_create like this pkg_create pkgname
> > /var/db/pkg/... or like this pkg_create pkgname /usr/ports/...
> > Whats the difference between /var/db/pkg/... and /usr/ports/pakages/... ?
> No -- you shouldn't output anything to /var/db/pkg, except for what
> pkg_add(1) etc. produce automatically. Packages you create for later
> installation elsewhere can be profitably saved under
> /usr/ports/packages which lets other package management tools find
> them automatically.
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So a complete pakage is /var/db/pkg/... and /usr/ports/distfiles/...
put together with pkg_create in /usr/ports/pakages/...
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