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chy1013m1
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: tarball sources question Reply with quote

Hi, is it possible to use portage to install (or record installation path) tarball sources? Many tarballs came with a ./configure script, but few come with make target 'uninstall'

what do you guys do when installing/uninstalling some tarballed program?

thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, I look if the software in question is already in portage. Then, I look for an open bug at bugs.gentoo.org, perhaps someone created an ebuild already. The last resort is to create an ebuild myself:
Code:
mkdir -p /path/to/overlay/my-category/myapp/
vim /path/to/overlay/my-category/myapp/myapp-version.ebuild

You will notice that vim creates a new ebuild from a template. If your software in question is autotooled and all you have to do to install it is
Code:
./configure
make
make install

then filling in some of the environment variables (only SRC_URI, really) will be enough. Download the source and create a digest with
Code:
emerge -f --digest myapp

and install with
Code:
emerge myapp


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: tarball sources question Reply with quote

chy1013m1 wrote:
Hi, is it possible to use portage to install (or record installation path) tarball sources? Many tarballs came with a ./configure script, but few come with make target 'uninstall'

what do you guys do when installing/uninstalling some tarballed program?

thanks


if the package is not already in portage. you either need to manage the installation manually or
create a basic ebuild for the new package, put that ebuild in your overlay, and use portage to emerge the newly created ebuild.
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