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Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Fri Jul 31 19:38:50 CEST 2009

Excerpts from Peter FELECAN's message of Fri Jul 31 10:20:23 -0400 2009:

> Yeah, when all the methods, procedures and tools involved in our
> processes are documented it'll be reasonable to ask. Until then, you are
> free to look in my home directory on the build stack, where everything
> is open.

Ok, that's a fair point against not using GAR, but you could still pop
your stuff into the legacy part of the svn tree...

Documentation is a weak point, and I've really not contributed much in
that regard.  There should be enough info to get started with 'out
there' but part of the problem right now is that it's scattered around

If you're willing to learn, though, I'll help you move some packages
into GAR...offer valid for as long as you want it to be.  Any
maintainers interested in getting started with GAR can _always_ feel
free to ping me directly.

> I know recipes for RPM's, DEB's, &c. What's a recipe from the point of
> view of gar? Can you show me one?

It's the same really.  You're defining 'special' variables, providing
custom bits of scripts (when necessary) in the appropriate places and
learning the appropriate Make targets.

RPM defined it's own domain specific language for this...GAR is a
language built on top of functionality offered by (GNU) Make.  It's
very flexible, allowing you to interject code at pretty much any place
you need to (and for most builds, some you don't!).

Ben Walton
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University of Toronto
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