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Is there any tool I can build slackware package from scratch. I mean, I have very uncontrollable software which does not knows what is "make install DESTDIR=/sandbox" and so on.
So I need a tool which allows me to do like next:
1. tool 1st-scan /path/to/sandbox
2. build, install, configure software manually
3. tool 2nd-sacn /path/to/sandbox
4. tool make-diff /path/to/sandbox
5. tool make-package /path/to/sandbox
(or I shall do it using makepkg manually).
src2pkg... I knew I forgot something, thanks.
rpm2tgz - no, it is not rpm. And in some cases, there is no sources at all(software already built and installed)
I cannot automate most of tasks, they have to be done manually, because of non-trivial interaction.
src2pkg provides four ways to isolate the installation when DESTDIR is not supported. They can be accessed using the options: -JAIL, -UNION, -REAL or -SAFE. The last two actually install the software to the final location, but 'track' the operations and then copy the resulting files into the package tree. The first two attempt to install the files into a sort of sandbox. The fifth method which src2pkg can use(the default method) is DESTDIR.
For things that are already installed, you can simply use makepkg after reconstructing the package content in your temp dir(sandbox). You can also script these builds using a SlackBuild which, in turn, calls makepkg. You can also create a *.src2pkg build script to do this, or to assemble packages from any unusual content -like loose files, etc.
src2pkg has the advantage of doing rigurous checks of the content for common errors. Using either a SlackBuild or src2pkg build script ensures the repeatability and documentation of the process.
Well, if I correctly understand what you are looking for, maybe you can build a solution around timestamps.
... build your software and install files in /path/to/sandbox ...
find /path/to/sandbox -newer .timestamp # show the files you've installed
find * -newer .timestamp | cpio -dmp /path/to/pkgdir # copy them in a temporary root.
makepkg [options] .
Would something like that float your boat?
Last edited by NonNonBa; 12-13-2012 at 04:57 PM.
Reason: Don't copy the sandbox path into the temporary root