Feature request: mpkg building #18619

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darrow opened this Issue Mar 20, 2013 · 2 comments

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darrow commented Mar 20, 2013

I'd love to be able to build distributable packages (with dependencies) with homebrew as I can with MacPorts. It would allow me to finally ditch MacPorts all together as I often need to send end users a package.

reference: http://guide.macports.org/#using.binaries.binary-packages

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MikeMcQuaid commented Mar 20, 2013

You can build individual binaries using bottles. We're not going to implement this but would accept a pull request.

eduo commented Jul 13, 2013

It's a shame there's no easy way to do this. This is essentially the only reason I include MacPorts' installation of Samba instead of Homebrew's: I can't create an MPKG out of Homebrew's to distribute instead.

I have just discovered brew-pkg. I haven't tried it yet but if it works, it may be useful for those checking out this thread in the future:

https://github.com/timsutton/brew-pkg

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