Re: Packaging beyond one's means
On Tue, Dec 15, 1998 at 04:29:31AM +1000, Jason Henry Parker wrote:
> I'm a recently accepted maintainer; a few days ago, while I searched for
> something to package, a friend suggested that I have a look at mozilla
> (since I'd managed to get it compiled on my own system from CVS).
> The more I think of taking it on, the better it sounds, but there's
> one snag.
> When I struggled to compile mozilla in 16M of ram, I got ENOMEM at
> total of three times, I nearly had to shut the box down completely to
> get it compiled.
That sounds painfull. From what I hear it takes hours to compile on
a system with enough RAM anyway... are you sure you want something like
> If I'd run out more often, I wouldn't consider this; but mozilla *is*
> going to be a good browser, espescially with nglayout, and has been
> orphaned for quite some time, so a newbie maintainer is better than
> none, right?
Yea. And hey...its not a system essential package. The best way to learn is
to jump on in.
> I checked on master and va, they only have GTK1.0 installed, not GTK1.1,
> which mozilla needs to build. Are there any hosts offered by debian
> that have libs from unstable to help out in this sort of situation,
> or should I let someone else carry the flame for a Debianised mozilla?
if its not in the unstable dist already then maybe the maintainer of
gtk hasn't gotten around (or for some other reason hasn't) to packeing
ok I have:
[sjc@lenny lib]$ dpkg -s libgtk1
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Ben Gertzfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
So I would recomend asking Ben Gertzfield about gtk and gtk1.1
there could very well be a reason it isn't packaged yet (could be anything
from lack of time on hsi part to technical problems with it or packaging
it or whatever)
Will it really NOT work with 1.0? have you tried it?
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