[maemo-developers] sb2 wishlist

From: Guillem Jover guillem at debian.org
Date: Tue Apr 17 15:47:41 EEST 2007
[ Bah, I had to subscribe to be able to post to the list... ]

On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 16:09:52 +0300, Lauri Leukkunen wrote:
> On 4/12/07, Guillem Jover <guillem.jover at nokia.com> wrote:
> >On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 03:06:11 +0300, Lauri Leukkunen wrote:
> >> It would be nice if Nokia or some other entity with money or available
> >> resources would sponsor or provide these items for SB2:
> >>
> >> - apt and dpkg support
> >>  - these seem to be quite critical for Maemo usage
> >
> >> Support for apt is there, at least to some extent, thanks to inz, but
> >> dpkg is a bit more tricky.
> >> It'd probably take around a week or two to implement.
> >
> >What do you need from dpkg?
> SB2 needs to know what kind of path mappings dpkg needs to work
> correctly. Currently it fails to install packages. I can't remember
> the exact details at the moment. As Riku suggested, it might be best
> to run apt and dpkg in target emulation mode entirely. That would be a
> bit slower but it would be trivial to get to work and would be
> guaranteed to do the right thing always.

Ah right, I agree with Riku. Also only in dpkg 1.14.0 (svn's trunk) the
remaning perl programs got --admindir support, which might still not
be enough to be able to do cross-installations (which would probably
be the cleanest way to support sb2 in a generic way, and not with
specific hacks), as there's still things not handled properly like
maintainer scripts not inheriting the admindir or similar. Although
proper chrooting might be less troublesome.


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