Re: Binaryless uploads
On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 16:16:10 -0400 (EDT), Jaldhar H Vyas
> On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Then the source should be split in a way that the normal
>> debian/rules files work and common files (like headers) stuffed
>> into a -dev package you can build-depend on.
> Have you actually bothered looking at the webmin tarball? I repeat
> it is a set of independent modules only bundled together upstream
> for convenience. (And btw, it is a set of perl scripts.)
As I understand it, there is an script that does the
separation for you when you package the .debs. Is there a reason a
similar script can't be invoked by debian/rules to create the
multiple debs from the same source?
> debian/rules does work. It just doesn't produce what people expect
> it to. That's why barring any better ideas, I'm just going to
> reduce the size of the orig.tar.gz to the bits that actually make up
> the webmin binary package.
Well, it is your package, and your decision, but retaining
upstream packaging is generally desirable; and if you already have an
automated means of separating out the irig.tar.gz for each binary
.deb, doing so in ./debian/rules may be a better solution.
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