Xml in packaging system

Chris Pressey cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Fri Oct 31 13:00:57 PST 2003

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 14:41:04 -0600
David Leimbach <leimy2k at xxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is very cool... At first glance it looks like
> "press record"
> build the package.
> "stop recording"
> Now you have a set of port rules?
> Am I way off?
> If not I really like it :).  How would this differ from expect?
> I think I missed something.

Well, I think it would only record changes to the vfs layout - not
every action you took, like a screen-scrubber would.

But I'm confused too.  Wouldn't entire files be sucked into the file
build_depends.vfs?  How would you tell it that /usr/local/lib/foo.a
is just a dependency, to be built by some other port/package as a
prerequisite, and not something to be created outright by the 'patch'?

At any rate, I guess this means slogging through the meaty stuff will
have to wait until VFS is working.  But, it doesn't address the other
details about ports/packages - metadata, file format, and so forth, so
we still have plenty we can bikeshed about in the meantime :)


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