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From: m h <sesquile@...>
Subject: Re: porting maxos port to posix (ala openpkg)
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 16:23:23 -0700
<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/8/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Nick Dimiduk</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:ndimiduk@g.o">ndimiduk@g.o</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
To re-direct you one more time, maybe have a look over at the<br>gentoo-portage-dev list.&nbsp;&nbsp;That's where portage development happens.&nbsp;&nbsp;We<br>just use it. :)</blockquote><div><br>
<br>
Nick-<br>

<br>

Thanks for the redirection.&nbsp; I'll spam them as well.&nbsp; <br>
&nbsp;</div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">We are in the process of making gentoo's portage work on osx as a<br>secondary package manager (as you put it earlier).&nbsp;&nbsp;We ideally use / as
<br>the root.&nbsp;&nbsp;Much of what we've push into portage mainline (as bug<br>reports) has to do with using POSIX versions of tools rather than the<br>gnu versions.&nbsp;&nbsp;This has to do with portage code as well as ebuilds<br>themselves.&nbsp;&nbsp;the gentoo/bsd group also does this with their work.&nbsp;&nbsp;Both
<br>of our projects are focused on getting portage running on non-linux<br>systems.&nbsp;&nbsp;There was talk of gentoo/open solaris as well.<br><br>I don't think I fully understand what you're looking for, but I hope you<br>find it :)
</blockquote><div><br>
Here's what I want:&nbsp; If you are familiar with openpkg, I want a portage version of that rather than an rpm version.<br>
If you aren't familiar with that I want a &quot;prefixed&quot; version of portage
(much like how fink is in it's own directory) that will run ontop of
other unices (solaris, osx, linux variants).<br>
Here's the thread that contains a GLEP explaining &quot;portage as a secondary package manager&quot;.<br>
&nbsp;<a href="http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/27569">http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/27569</a></div><br>
Hopefully that makes sense.&nbsp; I hope this doesn't appear to be
rude, I just want to make sure people understand what I'm asking for,
so that we are all on the same page ;)<br>
<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Cheers,<br>-Nick Dimiduk<br><br>m h wrote:<br>&gt; Hello-<br>&gt;<br>&gt; I posted in the gentoo-dev mailing list yesterday, but figured I'd post
<br>&gt; here since it is somewhat closer related.&nbsp;&nbsp;I'm investigating the<br>&gt; differences between portage and openpkg.&nbsp;&nbsp;For those who don't know about<br>&gt; openpkg, openpkg allows one to install rpms in a sandboxed environment
<br>&gt; accross multiple unix platforms (bsd, redhat, debian, gentoo,...).&nbsp;&nbsp;It<br>&gt; consists of a way to bootstrap an environment and a bunch of spec files<br>&gt; used to create rpms specifically tailored for that platform.&nbsp;&nbsp;The idea
<br>&gt; being you could run the &quot;same&quot; components across different platforms in<br>&gt; your environment.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; It seems that Fink and Portage for OSX are providing similar<br>&gt; functionality on top of OSX.&nbsp;&nbsp;My question is what would be involved in
<br>&gt; generalizing the Portage OSX port to unix platforms similar to what<br>&gt; openpkg is doing.&nbsp;&nbsp;An example might be that while I need to run Suse at<br>&gt; work, I could install portage into a sandboxed location and enter that
<br>&gt; environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;This would allow me to run newer components, better<br>&gt; integrated, security patched, etc, while still having the corporate<br>&gt; environment if I needed it.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Ideally the benefits for doing this would be to allow many platforms to
<br>&gt; take advantage of portage, use the large ebuild tree (openpkg has ~400<br>&gt; components), as well as use ebuilds that are tested probably a little<br>&gt; bit more than openpkg (I believe the gentoo install base is a least one
<br>&gt; or two orders of magnitude larger than openpkg).<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions are appreciated.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; thanks<br>&gt;<br>&gt; matt<br><br>--<br><a href="mailto:gentoo-osx@g.o">
gentoo-osx@g.o</a> mailing list<br><br></blockquote></div><br>
References:
porting maxos port to posix (ala openpkg)
-- m h
Re: porting maxos port to posix (ala openpkg)
-- Nick Dimiduk
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