Archive for June, 2006

Gentoo ports

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Today I’ve been working on my Gentoo ports. Alexander suggested to rename these ports since these are complete Linux distributions rather than linux_base ports and don’t actually suit our ports infrastructure, so I’ll rename them to linux_dist-gentoo-stage[123] introducing this new kind of Linux ports. I’d like to keep the old behaviour as well, thus this change needed a lot of work. Furthermore, I’ve changed to static plist, so these patches are very huge. I haven’t submitted them yet, because I’ll do a lot of testing before. After this, I really have to move on with DESTDIR.

First success with DESTDIR

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

So, I have good results, my DESTDIR implementation has proven to work with the simplest ports. I mean ports without USE_* that don’t install files via [pre|do|post]-install target and have a standard configure and/or make script, e.g. net/csup or security/chroot_safe. I haven’t tested ports with dependencies, but that will be the next step. Here’s an example log:

[root@spitfire /usr/ports/net/csup]# make DESTDIR=/bla install


===> Installing for csup-20060313
===> Generating temporary packing list
===> Checking if net/csup already installed
install -s -o root -g wheel -m 555 csup /bla/usr/local/bin
install -o root -g wheel -m 444 csup.1.gz /bla/usr/local/man/man1
===> Registering installation for csup-20060313
pkg_info: can’t find package ‘csup-20060313′ installed or in a file!
[root@spitfire /usr/ports/net/csup]# ls /bla/usr/local/bin/
[root@spitfire /usr/ports/net/csup]# ls /bla/var/db/pkg/csup-20060313/
[root@spitfire /usr/ports/net/csup]# cat /bla/var/db/pkg/csup-20060313/+CONTENTS
@name csup-20060313
@comment ORIGIN:net/csup
@cwd /usr/local

If you want a patch, here it is, but note that this is very-very-very experimental, use it for your own risk! Any feedback appreciated.