Second "RFC" on pkg-data idea for ports
vivek at khera.org
Tue Apr 13 08:31:31 PDT 2004
On Apr 13, 2004, at 11:16 AM, Brian F. Feldman wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand why you don't just go all the way and embed
> it in
> the Makefile. Is it because make(1) is "slow"? Since pkg/COMMENT
> into pkg-comment and then COMMENT= in the Makefile, it's not hard to
> the same could be done for pkg/DESCR -> pkg-descr -> DESCR=, pkg/PLIST
> pkg-plist -> PLIST=, and then every port would only be a single file.
> even if Makefile became, itself, the XML PkgData file that defines
> everything in every port, it's not like there couldn't be a
> portmake(1) that
> did "PkgData --Makefile" and called make(1) with all the rest of its
> arguments except doing a file descriptor redirection or temporary file
> redirection and adding a -f <contrived_Makefile>.
See http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/ that's pretty much how it
works, but their command is called "port" and the port description
files are written in TCL.
Mostly, actually. The patch files are still external.
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