[GSoC] Read packages from other various package managers

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Apr 24 20:35:28 PDT 2013

On Apr 24, 2013, at 15:23, Andre Murbach Maidl wrote:

> I'm a Computer Science student and I'm currently working with
> Lua, so I'm interested to propose a way to integrate rockspecs
> from luarocks to macports.
> After my talking to neverpanic on the irc channel, I realized
> that a simple script to generate Portfiles from rockspecs
> wouldn't be enough for GSoC.
> Then he told me that maybe an API to deal with 3rd-party
> package managers could be enough for GSoC.
> However, he also told me that there is an open question:
> do we need an API to achieve that, or can it be done
> with what we already have?

What other package managers are you thinking of? In what way do you want to integrate them with MacPorts?

MacPorts already has ports for packages from cpan and pecl, and from the ruby and python package repositories. Most of these are created manually, though for cpan there is the cpan2port script that can be used as a starting place.

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