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Fabian Groffen writes:
> How hard do you think it would be to detect that you are actually
> dealing with one of those?
That depends on how much the build process differs from the standard way
of doing things. And as you said if it does a good job in most cases perhaps
that's good enough.
> Why do you think a user knows?
Hmm, you have a good point there. If they already know then perhaps it would
be easier for them to write the ebuild by hand instead.
So a generator with minimal user input might be the way to go here.
> I challenge you to think of a way to unpack a tarball, analyse its
> files and then conclude it's aparently a autoconf-based package, so
> configure, make and make install will likely be the way to do it.
If you wan't to be my mentor then I'll gladly accept your challenge and
look forward working with you!
> This sounds more like making an example, not a use-case that describes
> how your technique should be used, and why it is really useful/much
> better than the current way of doing things.
Indeed. Now that I've thought about it perhaps your suggestion is the
way to go. :)