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Re: Porting DPKG!

On Mon, Dec 08, 1997 at 10:22:54PM -0500, Todd Graham Lewis wrote:
> Hello!
> I've ported dpkg (dselect and everything) to Solaris, Digital Unix,
> and FreeBSD.  Basically, the programs themselves run, and if I override
> dependencies, etc., then I can install stuff.  I've made a number of
> packages for each of the platforms, mostly gnu stuff.

Great !!
where do the packages install ? /usr/local/ or /usr ?

> I'm planning on writing a complete report when I'm done, so I'll skip
> most of the details now.  The port was really easy; the biggest issue
> so far is that a lot of the make files in blah/debian/rules presume
> that /bin/sh is bash, which really screws all sorts of shit up on these
> three platforms.  Anyway, things are going well.

Perhaps it's time to begin filing bug reports on this issue ?

> We at Mindspring plan on using dpkg to manage the software on all of
> our server machines, if we can get it to do the job to our satisfaction
> (which I think we can.)  I plan on feeding everything back to the project,
> of course, and like I said, I plan on writing and publishing a report on
> the project when I'm done.  Is anyone else interested in such a project?
> Would progress reports to the devel group be appreciated?

Certainly :-)


Christian Meder, email: meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de
What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows, 
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
                      (Henry David Thoreau)

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