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Re: [opensuse-packaging] packaging made simple.
  • From: Henne Vogelsang <hvogel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 11:05:24 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060820090524.GD16326@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Sunday, August 20, 2006 at 09:21:18, jdd wrote:

> I would make clear some things before going further. I ask
> only for short (3 lines max :-) answers, the long one being
> probably in the doc,
> * it seems that small applications, nearly obvious to setup
> should be easy to package. Is that true or did I miss an
> important thing (in that case my goal is out of reach)

Yes. The thing is not "small" applications but "simple" applications.
Scripts for instance (like in your example) dont require much.

> * I don't really understand why a package that compile
> smoothly with ./configure, make, make install can't be
> packaged on the fly. At first glance, the reqirements are
> the same.

They are not. A configure/make/make install cycle that you run on your
system is for prepares the application for your system exclusively. With
packaging you "optimize" the configure/make/make install cycle for as
much systems as you can.


Henne Vogelsang,
"To die. In the rain. Alone."
Ernest Hemingway
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