Re: ipkg Vs emdeb
Philippe De Swert <firstname.lastname@example.org> :
> Hi Benjamin,
> On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 15:32 +0100, Henrion Benjamin wrote:
> > I would like to know which package system is the best between ipkg and
> > emdeb.
> Emdebian would use the normal debian package format. (With some wrappers
> around apt/dpkg you can actually install them in a chroot concurrently
> on your system). Also the ipkg package manager can deal with deb
> packages, as the two formats are quite similar.
> However ipkg has a less robust dependency management, and does not
> fetches packages as well as apt does. Also there is no support for
> orphaned packages, upgrading is much harder.... in respect to apt/dpkg.
On the naming question, I don't know if the idea of having a *.emdeb
instead of *.deb is appropriate.
I don't know how to add the naming for embedded systems, since it is
compiled against uclibc.
Also, if the goal is to create a repository of emdeb packages, it should
compile against a fixed version of gcc/uclibc.
Which gcc/uclibc fixed version to choose?
> (As far as I know of course)
> > It seems to me that there is no standard way to get the sources from an
> > ipk package, no?
> There is no standard way that I know of. Most sources could probabaely
> be found in the OE trees that are used by handhelds/familiar and
Yes, that's why maintaining *.ipk packages is nearly a headacke.
Benjamin Henrion <email@example.com>
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