[PD] PD OSX packaging redux

günter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Wed Nov 9 19:50:48 CET 2005

On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Just to add a bit here: Packaging for Fink (I suppose, if it's similar
> to Debian) will be an additional operation that sits on top of
> whatever build system we use to actually build Pd and externals. Using
> Guenther's Debian packages as example again: The Debian packaging
> tools just use the externals/build/ system to build everything. For Pd
> they use ./configure && make and for flext-externals they use
> flext-build.

.. I thought I have to comment on this too, as I think that my Debian
packages, or at least the part that is mentioned here should not be taken
as a good example. I have to admit that I couldn't find a way how to
build and package the huge amount of externals that is available in a
way that is maintainable.

Currently I am only packaging pd itself, gem, zexy and pdp, there is also
a package for flext around, but I just do not find the time to update
it accordingly (so its a almost 0.5.0 CVS snapshot).

The initial idea of the CVS was to organize all of this a bit, but what
happened is that although most developers are willing to put their code
there, we generated the problem of how to manage this amount of code.
I don't know how :(
Maybe we just have to accept that building the externals is and will stay
a challenge.



> So there's no real need change anything in the system to compile stuff
> in the context of how to package stuff.
> Ciao
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