[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
> installs.
> 
> > 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.

-Steve
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
URL: <http://lists.exherbo.org/pipermail/paludis-user/attachments/20080522/b69bb64f/attachment.asc>


More information about the paludis-user mailing list