[csw-maintainers] Evaluating Gentoo Prefix

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Sat Sep 21 11:53:28 CEST 2013

"Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński" <maciej at opencsw.org> writes:

> At the camp, we've discussed building our packages into a different prefix.
> We want to allow people to build, from scratch, their own sets of packages.
> There's a number of challenges to get it done. The string /opt/csw and the
> "CSW" package prefix is encoded in many, many places across GAR code,
> checkpkg code and build recipes (including patches).
> There is a number of things that GAR does: downloading sources, running the
> compilation (multiple times for different modulations), then merging the
> result into a single image and creating a package. Maybe some of these
> parts can be replaced with a different piece of code. For example, the
> Gentoo project maintains a set of build recipes with patches that build
> fine on Solaris. What they don't have is modulations and SVR4 package
> building. If we start working on a custom-prefix build, it makes sense to
> evaluate this option. If it works out, it'll save us a lot of time.

Well, why not. But, what's the rationale of this effort?

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