Re: Gnome debs?
email@example.com (David Welton) writes:
> Does anyone know what the status of debian+gnome is? Is anyone
> working on this?
I follow the development to some degree because of interest for a
gnomeified Midnight Commander. Actually "gmc" already builds and runs
nicely, although it's still not really fit for real useage. Anyway,
the gnome people seem to be progressing rather fast and i believe that
our money is well spent. :-)
> If they haven't already spent the money we donated
> to them, could we ask that a small piece of it go towards having
> someone spend the time to make it so that deb's are generated
> automatically as well as rpm's?
The .spec files are obviously made by Marc Ewing <firstname.lastname@example.org>, so
this is obviously not taken care of by the core developers. I've set
up the CVS tree and have added my own crude ./debian subdirectories to
build .deb packages and sometimes it even works. ;-)
> I would like to take a peek at some
> of the development going on, and maybe have a crack at fixing things
> here and there... do the rpm's install well with alien?
No idea, i only use selfmade native .deb files. Check out the CVS
tree as described somewhere on www.gnome.org and use "deb-make" to
make the necessary first debianization of the original sources. All
needed to make package building run okay is some minor manual tweaking
of a few details in "debian/rules".
Cheers, P. *8^)
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