Re: (Beware helix packages) Re: [CrackMonkey] The right to bare legs
On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 10:02:04PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > No, there is no difference between our apps and the upstream in most
> > cases. We do brand gnome-core and gdm, but those are the only packages
> > I can think of offhand. Those are only graphics changes, substituting
> > some of our images in place of the defaults.
> Okay, fine. Name the Helixified packages under the following scheme:
> Package: helix-gnome-core
> Conflicts: gnome-core
> Provides: gnome-core
> Package: helix-gdm
> Conflicts: gdm
> Provides: gdm
> (The Provides: gdm isn't necessary if nothing depends on it, and off the
> top of my head I can't think of anything that would depend on a display
> You can then version helix-gnome-core and helix-gdm however you see fit.
> I'm not in any position to guarantee this, but I think Debian can agree to
> cede this part of our packaging namespace to you. You may then, on these
> packages, violate our version numbering conventions to your heart's
That is one mechanism of creating a private namespace, isn't another
Setting the origin to something other than Debian?
I'm not familiar with the gritty details of creating Package(.gz) files.