Preparing for a point release

Gary E. Miller gem at
Wed Dec 6 04:31:44 UTC 2017

Yo Hal!

On Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:15:13 -0800
Hal Murray via devel <devel at> wrote:

> devel at said:
> >> Why would we want to do a distro install?  
> > Because it makes life easier for overworked upstream packagers.
> > By a "distro install" I mean one to rootspace (normally /usr)
> > rather than /usr/local.   
> How does that help anybody package things up?
> Do they have tools that extract new stuff from /usr/ and turn it into
> a package?  Does that also get things like /etc/ntp.conf?

Right, AFAIK, only Gentoo acutally builds into the final destination.  All
other distros build the binaries to a safe location, then pack them into 
a binary package.

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