Emeta allows for the easy creation of meta packages, that is packages that only have dependency information. This can be used to install a set of packages as a group, or trick the dependency system. It uses equivs.

Adding a meta package

 equivs-control emeta/packagename
 $EDITOR emeta/packagename  # Setup the control file

The package name must be the same as the filename. To add it to the repository, run do-update.

Changing a meta package

Make your changes to the control file in the emeta directory, making sure to increase the version number. Then run do-update.

Builder/Emeta (last edited 2008-03-23 21:24:04 by bbrazil)