Package User system [was:Re: [Bug 1536] ]

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sun Aug 21 23:13:49 PDT 2005


Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Please, critique. I can handle the comments about my shell scripting
> ability.

Well, I have lately been following a suggestion that DJ made some time
ago.  For the make install, I do make DESTDIR=/tmp/packagename-inst
install and then I can see all the files installed by that package.

Of course, this method doesn't work in all cases but when it does work,
it gives a nice tree of files installed.  It's easy to get an installed
size too.  When it doesn't work, each package has to have a specialized
workaround created.

Since you do a `find /` twice for each build, how long does that take?

I note that your script depends on how filesystems are set up.  For
instance, I  don't think it would work as is if /usr was on a separate
partition.

  -- Bruce



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