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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Making chicken-install amenable to automation

From: Timothy Beyer
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Making chicken-install amenable to automation
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 01:40:40 -0700
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At Tue, 09 Jun 2009 11:53:47 +0200,
Marijn Schouten (hkBst) wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Timothy Beyer wrote:
> > The non-versioned egg files makes adding chicken packages to FreeBSD ports 
> > a challenge, similar to the situation you describe on NetBSD.  (there was a 
> > special mirror noted somewhere in the thread "Egg filename versioning" by 
> > Leonardo Valeri Manera, but I don't think anything became of it)  The only 
> > real alternative that I can think of (which would be "versioned") would be 
> > subversion checkouts during the fetch phase, but I seriously doubt that any 
> > of the BSDs or any of the source-based Linux distributions can do such a 
> > task in an elegant or standardized way.
> If you have a user-definable fetch function (or abuse another phase for that
> purpose) than you can do svn checkouts in your packages. This is easy to do 
> and
> supported in Gentoo. For example, you can install all of KDE-4 head from svn 
> via
> packages if that's what you want.
> Anyway, everything that Alaric explained also holds for Gentoo.

I'll retract that statement, I'm not as familiar with Gentoo as I am with the 
BSDs.  Apparently it isn't even true for FreeBSD. (though it's not really 
encouraged by the community).


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