[Aboriginal] extending aboriginal -concept idea
scsijon at lamiaworks.com.au
Tue Jun 25 17:53:19 PDT 2013
Firstly, may I say I love it and are playing with a couple of basic
builds at present to get the feeling of what it can do. I am considering
using it for the basis of a wayland build or even a small multi-server
However, I was wondering if there was the ability of extending what
packages were in a build by using an additional script. Such as, if
(1)it exists it's added; or (2) by also adding an extra build switch to
(1) to include it and without the switch it's not.
concept is something like:
for 1- if a builder added to the aboriginal default (location where
./build.sh exists) a script called additional.sh its content would be
added into the standard build.
I'm not at this point considering what it should or should not contain
and what it's structure should be, but something like this for each
additional package may be sufficient.
source url (complete)
error checking for missing pre-requisite packages
compile scripts (unpack; ./configure;make;make install)
for 2- including 1- but also adding to your build script something like
./build.sh i486 additional
to include both the default set AND the additional set
if you only use ./build.sh i486
then it would build without the content of the additional.sh packages
In all cases it would be up to the builder to populate this file and
handle any problems associated with it.
I'm not sure how much work or changes would be needed to the existing
scripts, but I see it as a way of extending aboriginals functionality
and thus the community using it.
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