Gentoo Archives: gentoo-osx

From: m h <sesquile@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-osx@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-osx] porting maxos port to posix (ala openpkg)
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 20:54:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-osx] porting maxos port to posix (ala openpkg) by Grobian
Thanks for the reply Grobian.

As far as I know, this path is envisioned but since I needs some large
> investments, there is not much to tell about when this is to come. It > is in the line of development, however. > > To give you another 302, you might look around in the gentoo-portage > list, because there this idea will be cooked. We OSXers will probably > be the first ones to consume (use) it.
Yes, I have posted there yesterday, got redirected here, browsed around the archives of osx and found some links back to dev "new glep draft: Portage as a secondary package manager" (posted in may). 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). 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? 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 ;) ). Maybe this helps a bit Every little bit helps. m h wrote:
> > Hello- > > > > I posted in the gentoo-dev mailing list yesterday, but figured I'd post > > here since it is somewhat closer related. I'm investigating the > > differences between portage and openpkg. For those who don't know about > > openpkg, openpkg allows one to install rpms in a sandboxed environment > > accross multiple unix platforms (bsd, redhat, debian, gentoo,...). It > > consists of a way to bootstrap an environment and a bunch of spec files > > used to create rpms specifically tailored for that platform. The idea > > being you could run the "same" components across different platforms in > > your environment. > > > > It seems that Fink and Portage for OSX are providing similar > > functionality on top of OSX. My question is what would be involved in > > generalizing the Portage OSX port to unix platforms similar to what > > openpkg is doing. An example might be that while I need to run Suse at > > work, I could install portage into a sandboxed location and enter that > > environment. This would allow me to run newer components, better > > integrated, security patched, etc, while still having the corporate > > environment if I needed it. > > > > Ideally the benefits for doing this would be to allow many platforms to > > take advantage of portage, use the large ebuild tree (openpkg has ~400 > > components), as well as use ebuilds that are tested probably a little > > bit more than openpkg (I believe the gentoo install base is a least one > > or two orders of magnitude larger than openpkg). > > > > Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions are appreciated. > > > > thanks > > > > matt > > -- > Fabian Groffen > Gentoo for Mac OS X > -- > gentoo-osx@g.o mailing list > >