FreePKG: An alternative to the pkg_* tools
reg at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue May 4 09:04:15 PDT 2004
On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 11:13:33PM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> >I have no intention of initiating any attempt to get these tools
> >imported into FreeBSD. I've decided on a very different approach to the
> >Ports/Packages collection to the way that things appear to be going.
> >However, these tools are functional, and some people might find them
> >useful. Additional developers/testers would be most welcome.
> So, how can a normal FreeBSD user make use of the tools?
Yes, I suppose that would be useful information. :-) The following
steps are needed. Since this is alpha quality at the moment, I would
not use this on anything which you have to have...
1. Download and build a CVS version of the tools from:
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/fpkg login
[Enter blank password]
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/fpkg co freepkg
make && make install
These tools currently install into /root/bin. I should change that to
/usr/sbin or /usr/local/sbin. The tools are named fpkg* to not conflict
with the FreeBSD versions. Change Makefile.inc to change the install
2. Download and patch bsd.port.mk
patch -I < /tmp/bsd.port.mk-fpkg.patch
Change the path to the tools (search for PKG_CMD) if you changed it
3. The bad news: Rebuild all your ports, so that the new tools are
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