[gobolinux-users] sandboxintall broken?
k-marken at online.no
Fri Jun 29 22:05:00 UTC 2007
On Saturday 30 June 2007 00:00:43 Carlo Calica wrote:
> On 6/29/07, kenneth marken <k-marken at online.no> wrote:
> > On Friday 29 June 2007 23:45:39 Carlo Calica wrote:
> > > On 6/29/07, kenneth marken <k-marken at online.no> wrote:
> > > > On Friday 29 June 2007 23:23:44 Jonas Karlsson wrote:
> > > > > Even so, it shouldn't stop you from using MakeRecipe by specifying
> > > > > name and version for the application you want to make a recipe for.
> > > >
> > > > true, but when your sitting there with a bit of code you just want to
> > > > get compiled so that you can test it out, this is getting into the
> > > > area of overkill. as in, its clear that the tools are made for
> > > > contributors rather then end users.
> > >
> > > We used to have a tool called CompileProgram that did just as you say.
> > > It was cumbersome to use (requiring odd combinations of switchs and
> > > args to select different options). You need to provide the same
> > > metadata (except url) to both CompileProgram and Compile. Compile
> > > just uses an easy to understand file format.
> > >
> > > Compile used to have code to handle tarballs directly (rather than
> > > url= use file=) but it isn't recommended. Hasn't been tested for a
> > > while. And might have even been removed or used for something
> > > different and I'm making assumptions.
> > >
> > > Now long term. /System/Index will make a lot of this go away. We'll
> > > just need a simple wrapper around any "make install" step.
> > hmm, after playing around with MakeRecipe i find that what may be most
> > needed is a howto on the wiki that have a similary eye catching name as
> > "manual compile". as far as i can see there is none. there is the script
> > index and the recipe format specification, but no step for step guide to
> > doing the job.
> > this may lead others to do what i did, assume that the "manual compile"
> > is the expected way of doing source installs when a recipe cant be found
> > on the servers.
> Very true. We have pretty good reference docs but need more
> tutorials. Feedback like this is great for figuring out what needs to
> be written.
> > still, after doing the recipe the correct way i still get some left over
> > files in the sandbox.
> This is where recipes are great. What are you trying to install?
> (url?). What files are left over?
> Basically the program is installing files outside its
> /Programs/Foo/1.0 prefix. Might need to pass an extra option to
> configure. Maybe a make VAR. Maybe need to edit (patch) the source.
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