[paludis-user] Adding ebuilds with paludis (WAS: Newbie questions)
Stephen P. Becker
spbecker at gmail.com
Thu May 22 19:05:40 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 20:01 +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 22 May 2008 21:59:43 +0300
> "Alon Bar-Lev" <alon.barlev at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/22/08, Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > > How can I just test if it works? I want only unpack, compile,
> > > > test install stages.
> > >
> > >
> > > You do a proper, full install from start to finish. Testing using
> > > Portage and 'ebuild' is not proper testing.
> > Yes it is.
> No it isn't. It isn't using the environment that will be used when a
> user installs it using a full package manager. It is entirely possible
> to have bugs in ebuilds that don't show up under stage-by-stage
> > While you are working at it, you need to verify the result of each
> > step. And of certainly don't want it available on your system before
> > you finish!
> Then chuck a 'die' in the ebuild.
Or do your development in a chroot where adverse consequences of
installing to / don't really matter.
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