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Re: [BUG] in the generic packaging script

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> Ronald schrieb:
> > I'm starting from scratch on the aspell dict packs, because I don't quite
> > remember where I left off. I downloaded a fresh generic script and named
> > it I added a debug functions available from the
> > command-line to see whether the different variables were set OK and - lo
> > and behold - they weren't.
> > The results: 
> > $ ./ vars
> > topdir = /home/RLandheer/aspell
> > PKG = aspell-en
> > VER = en-0.51.0
> > REL = 0.51.0-1
> > FULLPKG = aspell-en-en-0.51.0-0.51.0-1
> > I am no wizz at sed regular expressions (I know a lot more about the 
> > Perl-compatible variety) bu I am fairly certain the bug is in them. I'll
> > try to patch it up but if anyone beats me to it, I certainly won't mind :)
> This is because of the dash before 'en'.
That much I'd understood, but as it is conceivably not the only package 
name that'll have a dash in it, it's still a bug.

> I would recommend to use a *much* simpler script for the dictionary,
> like:
> #!/bin/sh
> cd aspell-en-0.51.0
> ./configure $options
> make
> make install

> Then create a list of the installed files and tar it up.
Good idea, except that I want to keep the step-by-step functionality *and*
I kinda like the idea of the automagic versioning..

> Since there is just aspell called to compile the dictonaries, this even
> could be done in a postinstall script;)  Really!  The ./configure script
> is just a shell script which looks where aspell is installed and creates
> the Makefile from a template, the compilation of the dictonaries last
> very long, though.
and you'd need Make to use aspell - which adds a dependency just for the 
post install script. IMHO, not a good idea.


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