Alan Eugene Davis:
dpkg is a pleasure to use on .deb packages; it would be wonderful
if it were able to log in non-debian packages, and, likewise, if
debian packages could be exported. On the first, maybe a script
would enable me to package up a tar file, add comments?
As I understand it, the adding odd files to a package mechanism is on
the todo list. However, if you don't mind a couple minutes work you
can easily make your own "debian packages".
For example, you could make a directory named slak-emacs, go into that
directory and untar the slackware emacs stuff. Then, make the
directory slak-emacs/DEBIAN/ and put in it a file named 'control' with
[feel free to change the values around to your tastes.]
Then, in the parent directory type
dpkg-deb --build slak-emacs
and it will make you a .deb format file.
Likewise, if you have a .deb format file you can unpack it in an empty
directory (use the --root= option to dpkg) then user tar to repack it.
You'll lose some information (the setup and cleanup scripts and
everything in the control file) but presumably you don't care about
- Re: Packages
- From: Alan Eugene Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>