opkbuild 3.0.0-alpha5 released


I've just released a new version of opkbuild.

You can get the archives in gzip, bzip2, or xz compression from the
files site by HTTP [1] or FTP [2].

[1]: http://files.proteanos.com/pub/opkbuild/3.0.0-alpha5/
[2]: ftp://files.proteanos.com/pub/opkbuild/3.0.0-alpha5/

Or if you've cloned the Git repository [3], make sure you've checked out
the "opkbuild-3.0.0-alpha5" tag.

[3]: http://git.proteanos.com/opkbuild/opkbuild.git/


See the "ChangeLog" file and Git commit history for complete lists of

Single quotes in substitution variable values no longer cause command
injections and errors.

Two new substitution variables, "Host-Arch" and "Host-Plat", are
defined.  These were recently added to the SPF 2.0 specification.
Host-Plat is usable in the "Build-Depends" fields of source packages
with platform-specific binary packages (like busybox).

The build system has been improved.  It is now non-recursive, slightly
faster, over 200 lines smaller, and more easily maintainable.

The "mksysconf.in" input makefile was missing from previous tar
archives.  It is now properly distributed.


Building opkbuild from outside the source tree is now currently
unsupported.  Support for out-of-tree builds should be reintroduced
before the final 3.0.0 release.

Patrick "P. J." McDermott