Re: My first packages -- some questions.
>>"Kirk" == Kirk Hilliard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Kirk> Thanks Manoj, Scott, and Igor for answering my questions. Manoj,
Kirk> if you have that "Working set of rules files as a learning
Kirk> example" available, then yes, I would like a copy. You
Kirk> mentioning mailing it. That would be fine, or I could grab it
Kirk> off you web site if you made it available there.
Unfortunately, I am behind a 28.8 modem, and am not on 7/24; I
may try to get them on the developers corner if there is enough
interest. (I'll email it separately).
Kirk> For instance, is dpkg-buildpackage just another helper script,
Kirk> or is it something that all but the most ardent
Kirk> do-it-your-selfer use, or does most everybody actually use
It is a convenience thing. I used to build by hand, and then
sign stuff, but this is quite convenient; it is not so complex that
one does not know what is going on. After building packages by hand
for years, and dissecting what dpkg-buildpackage does, I (an ardent
anti-helper-script-person) use it all the time (well, that's a lie, I
use cvs-buildpackage all the time now).
Kirk> Is the big difference between debmake and doing-it-yourself just
Kirk> implementing "debstd" line in debian/rules?
I think so.
Kirk> If that is the case, then perhaps the outline in
Kirk> /usr/doc/debmake/HOWTO.first_time applies to the "by hand"
Kirk> method as well. If not, then I would love to see such an
Couls you post/email the outline? (I have no idea what that
"I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs."
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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