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Old 04-30-2004, 06:10 AM   #1
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Package management?


Hey all
I'm just interested to know what package managers/package management you are all using with LFS ?

thanks

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Old 04-30-2004, 08:30 AM   #2
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I used swaret and slapt-get on my time inte slackware. But gentoo's portage system is the best I've tried ever...
 
Old 04-30-2004, 09:02 AM   #3
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well, with LFS I use the universal package system. Installation from source.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 09:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. But for those from source installers like dawizman, do you have no desire for a package manager at all, and why ?

At the moment i am without a package manager but I tried using RPM (just to see how well it worked) and have been recently been looking at GIT
http://linuxfromscratch.mirror.ac.uk..._with_git.txt.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 10:06 AM   #5
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I really dont have any desire for package management. I want to know what gets installed and where it gets installed to. I mean, that is the whole point of running LFS, is it not?
 
Old 05-01-2004, 06:56 AM   #6
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I hear your point but I do miss the organisation that package managers bring. With Slackwares pkgtool I can see the path for every file contained in a package. I might not be able to control where a package is installed but at least i know where it is. Im not sure if im ready to let package managers go, for me LFS is about having a system that contains only what i require and a package manager just brings an extra level of control.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 02:56 PM   #7
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Wouldn't it be a fairly simple task for a programmer to modify pkgtool so that one can edit the paths?
 
Old 06-02-2004, 04:03 PM   #8
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here is a compromise between organization and source install: checkinstall

with that tool, you build from source, then wherever you would do make install, just do checkinstall which will create a .tgz-slackware-like package so you know where your programs are installing
 
Old 06-03-2004, 04:31 PM   #9
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mkdir /buildpkg
cp /home/user/mypackage.tgz /buildpkg
cd /buildpkg
explodepkg mypackage.tgz

change what you want

cd /buildpkg
makepkg mypackage.tgz

Hope that clarifies a few things

[edit]
also alternatively to checkinstall you could simply compile with the option

prefix=/buildpkg

if thats where you build your packages, then after its finished run your

make install
cd /buildpkg

I think everyone can handle it from here

Last edited by sio; 06-03-2004 at 04:36 PM.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:00 AM   #10
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That's really quite usefull

Thx for sharing it
 
  


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