Re: KDE debs building
On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 01:33:27AM +0200, Ralf Nolden wrote:
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> On Sunday 15 September 2002 20:08, Yenar Calentaure wrote:
> Hi Yenar,
> thanks for your kind and quick answer - I've got CVS write access, so does
> Chris. We'll be glad to take any patches and put them into CVS that would
> help automate the build process. I myself have a DSL line so up/download is
> not an issue for me; I could also use the 2mbit line in the company I work
> for now.
Ok. I have some time issues lately, but i'll try to contribute as much
as possible. KDE on Debian is best system i had so far :).
For now, i see one major problem with packaging of CVS. The list of
installed files is somewhat in flux. For now, i had this idea: write
perl script, that will parse control file containing regexp rules, run
make -n install on sources, extract list of source and destination files
and their attributes (executable, mode, etc.) and build file lists from
these. Rules like:
(this is just to illustrate what i try to propose, not anything that
You know what i mean. I can make something like this this week
(hopefully). I believe that most of package file-lists can be expressed
this way more flexibly than with hardcoded filenames.
And i believe that this can extend lifetime of packaging information,
too. Sure, before release it should be hand-checked and fine-tuned, but
i think it is good enough for cvs snapshots (if one or two files end up
in wrong package, it won't end the world).
> Also, like Charles de Miramon pointed out, we should take care of daily or at
> least weekly builds from CVS that can be installed side by side of a stable
> environment for the translators and doc writers who need a recent KDE from
> CVS but can't/won't want to go through the development process.
I'll try to convince my informatics teacher to let me upload my builds
weekly :). I'll see what i can do. Btw., i build on woody.