Binary Packages (again)
Anders F Björklund
afb at macports.org
Mon Mar 21 03:30:11 PDT 2011
Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:
>> So I added @pkgdep to the +CONTENTS (like in FreeBSD),
>> to record the versions/revisions of the dependencies.
>> Hopefully that could be of _some_ help, when trying to
>> install from archives only (i.e. the "port -b" flag)
> That's a definite start. It would be interesting to survey FreeBSD's packages and see what the most common @operations in +CONTENTS are. Is it mostly metadata, like the pkgdep info, or is it a lot of shell commands? I'll confess that I have not looked in a long time.
The most common, by far, are the "@comment MD5" lines...
Since there is one of those, for every file in the tbz.
The "@comment ORIGIN" and "@comment DEPORIGIN" are also
present a lot, but not really needed/used in MacPorts ?
(i.e. there is no "origin", but only what directory it's
stored in and what category happens to be first in line)
Here is the census, for 8.2 (amd64):
3402386 @comment MD5:
527201 @comment DEPORIGIN:
21106 @comment PKG_FORMAT_REVISION:
21106 @comment ORIGIN:
64 @comment INSTALL_DATA:
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