I'm tired of this bugzilla. If anyone is interrested, the ebuild can be found
see bug #4056 also.
*** Bug 5354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I cannot see the use for this with portage.
The use of checkinstall is very handy. With checkinstall you could install any
programm with configure, make, checkinstall (instead of make install) and
because it is then installed as rpm you could delete that programm with a
simple rpm -e. Very, very handy.
as req in #13432
*** Bug 13432 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
i also thought that Gentoo doesn't need checkinstall (i used it on my Slackware isntall for years) ...and more or less Gentoo really doesn't need it ...but if you're building .rpm or .deb or slack .tgz (or whatever other package) for some other distro it's a must-have.
...yea, i just realised it, now that i have to make .rpm's at work for a RH9 based distro :P ...oh, and me and the rpm-build command just don't merge :(
so, yea, i think it won't kill us having this awesome app in portage ...and i'm pretty sure i'm not the only idiot who'd find some use for it.
Created attachment 50448 [details]
checkinstall ebuild for latest stable version
Note: The attached ebuild is untested. I took it off of a site I found off google, modified the header, and bumped the version. I'm merging it now to see if it will work, and I have to wait for the rpm dependencies to compile. Will fix if something bombs, but just wanted to get this up there.
Tested, builds fine (some dodoc or something errors I can't figure out how to fix, but they don't seem to matter and the installed files all seem to be in the right place). RPM packages can build, however, dpkg needs to be added to the dependencies for debian packages, and for slackware packages to work I think someone will have to write an ebuild for slackware's utils. I'll give it a shot.
Created attachment 50461 [details]
fixed checkinstall-1.5.3 ebuild for debian/slackware packages
Depends on bug 80891.
Definetly need to add this. I'm surprised it's not already here. I've been using checkinstall for years with LFS systems I've built.
*** Bug 102799 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Uh. That's really the last thing we need - to produce broken packages for other
distros on Gentoo. And checkinstall *does* produce broken packages.
Bug 102799 is not a duplicate of this bug as it requests a checkinstall *like*
system to make ebuilds for gentoo and not a system for making packages for other
Please, no critcs on the church of Gentoo. You have to learn the e-language. ;)
Nobody here wanted something to build packages for other systems.
See comment #4.
Comment 4 refers to rpms! Clearly on gentoo it would have to make an ebuild.
I don't think something like checkinstall which builds an ebuild will happen in the next few years.
My intention in comment #4 is to be able to install and remove a something without a ebuild quick and without anything left after deinstallation. checkinstall in combination with rpm (haven't tested the other formats) does this without any problems, so it is my tool for that job. Just forget that it uses rpm.
Besides that, rpm isn't something hazardous needed to avoid. ;)
this belongs to maintainer-wanted
Apparently none Gentoo developer wants to maintain such thing.
Sure, I assume all interessted people already left Gentoo alone because of people like you. ;)