[Pythonmac-SIG] gmpy universal build (static)?

bob kranki at mac.com
Wed Jan 10 19:56:27 CET 2007

I like most do not like all that DarwinPorts and Fink bring in when  
you install them.  So, I have been developing my own scripts as  
well.  Currently, I use a model for the script based on the actions  
that DarwinPorts does when it installs packages, but using bash  
scripts rather than tcl which I never really liked.  You may view  
some of them at http://idisk.mac.com/kranki-Public if you are  
interested.  mkLibexpat.sh is my primary script where I develop new  
features and then push them back into the other scripts.

I have not tried to make any of them universal installations nor have  
I added binary installs, currently just source installs.  I own 7  
macs of varying types and running these scripts has really not been  
much of a burden.  Besides, I just didn't feel that I wanted them  
taking up twice as much harddrive space, but I am not opposed to  
adding that ability to them if needed.

They were written by me and have not had any sort of review by others  
which I would like.  So, even if you do not want to use them, but  
review them, I would appreciate the feedback.  I am going to use them  
whether anyone else does or not until I find something better.

Anyway, they are not copyrighted because they are not that  
important.  However, I do believe that it is important to provide the  
build scripts being used to create the binaries that are being  
distributed and to distribute them with the binaries.  They provide  
an educational benefit as well as a potential source of improvements  
if made available.  I would be willing to provide some time to help  
in creating and maintaining them in collaboration with others.  Just  
let me know. 

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