[ILUG-BOM] Linux Drivers
Wed Mar 8 14:37:21 IST 2006
On 08/03/06 10:33 +0530, Rony Bill wrote:
> Devdas Bhagat wrote:
> >You mean like portage, or BSD ports? Or wait, even RPM and debs let
> >you do that. You just have to write your package file first.
> I mean a gui utility to do 'make' and 'make install' automatically
> without worrying about the distro's directory structure. Kde and
> Gnome writers could add this as a utility in their packages.
make install needs to know the directory structure, or the distro needs
to be LSB compliant.
The right way to do this would be for you to take the source, write up a
configuration file for it for your package manager, and send it upstream
as a patch. Then upstream can put out binaries, or source packages, or
even a tarball with the spec/deb file inside so you can just convert it
into a distribution package for _your_ kernel.
Package management has had a few years of history behind it, you might
want to google for it.
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