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Bug 37484 - app-dicts/freedict-* - Add Freedict packages using a Python script that generates all possible ebuild packages.
Summary: app-dicts/freedict-* - Add Freedict packages using a Python script that gener...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-07 08:38 UTC by guaka
Modified: 2019-08-19 12:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

A python script to generate freedict ebuilds (,2.58 KB, text/plain)
2004-01-07 08:40 UTC, guaka

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Description guaka 2004-01-07 08:38:59 UTC
Freedict is a set of bilingual dictionaries. There are already 3 ebuilds for freedicts. This python script tries to fetch all possible combinations and for the ones that it managed to get it creates the proper ebuilds and one dictd-freedict ebuild. The script uses twisted.
Comment 1 guaka 2004-01-07 08:40:08 UTC
Created attachment 23311 [details]
A python script to generate freedict ebuilds

it needs twisted
Comment 2 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-01-09 04:33:20 UTC
interesting, probably more approriately looked at by app-dicts. i wonder if it is a good idea to automate generating ebuilds, or just release it as a seperate tool and then let people generate these in their overlays .. 

i already find maintaining the seperate dictionary files difficult .. 
Comment 3 Bryan Østergaard (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-01-09 21:00:52 UTC
This might be more interesting if done more in the spirit of

Basically creates ebuilds for CPAN modules, stores the new ebuild in a temporary overlay directory, then emerges the CPAN module just like any other package. Also it checks to see if there's already an existing ebuild.

It should be fairly simple to add this functionality to the current script.
Comment 4 guaka 2004-01-30 07:59:03 UTC
Go ahead :) It would indeed be nicer to have it in only one thingy.

Even better if it also generated stuff that can be used by stardict.
Comment 5 Anton Romanov 2008-12-18 14:53:58 UTC
4 years since last comment... is this still relevant?
Comment 6 Brian Harring (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-19 09:06:46 UTC
~6 years of basically no comment... likely should close it.  Either way, it's not python's business (just because a script is in python doesn't mean it's anyway relevant to us)...
Comment 7 Marek Szuba archtester gentoo-dev 2019-08-19 12:04:33 UTC
Closing this, now this both hasn't been commented on for over 15 years AND produces ebuilds using a banned EAPI.