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From: m h <sesquile@...>
Subject: Re: porting maxos port to posix (ala openpkg)
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 13:53:57 -0700
Thanks for the reply Grobian.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">As far as I know, this path is envisioned but since I needs some large<br>investments, there is not much to tell about when this is to come.&nbsp;&nbsp;It
<br>is in the line of development, however.<br><br>To give you another 302, you might look around in the gentoo-portage<br>list, because there this idea will be cooked.&nbsp;&nbsp;We OSXers will probably<br>be the first ones to consume (use) it.
</blockquote><div><br>
Yes, I have posted there yesterday, got redirected here, browsed around
the archives of osx and found some links back to dev &quot;new glep draft:
Portage as a secondary package manager&quot; (posted in may).&nbsp; This is
what I want, and wasn't sure if osx was pushing for this or the main
portage devs were driving this initiative (if anyone is).<br>
<br>
According to you it would be developed in the main line, and osx will
use it, rather than osx developing it and pushing it back?&nbsp; I'm
looking to get some direction in this as I have a week or so to see if
I can do anything viable in that time, but would like some direction
(am proficient in bash and python but I'm not a portage developer just
a longtime satisfied gentoo consumer ;) ).<br>
<br>
</div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Maybe this helps a bit</blockquote><div><br>
Every little bit helps. <br>
</div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">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>Fabian Groffen<br>Gentoo for Mac OS X
<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)
-- Grobian
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