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Re: Package support (RPM, deb, pkg, kits, etc.)

From: Ganesan Rajagopal
Subject: Re: Package support (RPM, deb, pkg, kits, etc.)
Date: 13 Jan 2001 10:42:22 +0530
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>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

> Anyway I think the big problem is sub-package breakdown.  Maybe this
> is solveable.  I'm willing to put patches into automake that help with
> `autopackage'.

> The automake-related idea I had was that installable objects would be
> marked by the sub-package they belong to.  Something like:

>     lib_LIBRARIES = libfoo.a
>     devel_header_HEADERS = foo/foo.h

I have been thinking about this too. Installable objects should have a
package prefix. We can also have a global variable called PACKAGES or
something like that, so that automake can generate install targets

This would make multiple packages from a single source very easy to
implement. For example, even though Debian has ways to handle multi-package
sources, it's mostly manual; you do a normal install and then *move* the
files into the required package sub-directories.


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