This blog by user Bobulate writes about his work in progress with FreeBSD and CPack, a cross-platform software packaging tool that comes with CMake packing software. Read about his thoughts at the link below.
Some days of the week, I work on Free Software projects that aren’t ready to see the light yet; they live in my own git repo’s, or wherever. While I have the intention of publishing eventually, I usually want to get things somewhat working before throwing code out there.
Part of checking if things work is packaging, and installing the stuff on more than one system. Sure, I can build everywhere, or copy around executables, but it struck me that it’d be cool to have packages — you know, installable with the system package manager — for the stuff I make. O yeah, I know flatpak is the new orange, but I’m not that hip. I’ll stick with Debian and FreeBSD packages, thanks.
Original post: http://euroquis.nl/bobulate/?p=1531