Re: Creating a debian package that doesn't need compiling...
Jeremy Higgs <email@example.com> writes:
JH> I have read the maintainer's guide that is at the Debian Documentation
JH> Project, but it seems to only cover packages that require compiling -
JH> which RCF doesn't.
JH> After running dh_make and cd'ing to the debian directory, is there a
JH> file that allows you to tell dpkg (or whatever is handling the
JH> package) to put certain files into certain places, and/or do certain
JH> things? I've looked at the debian/rules files, but that refers to
JH> compiling from source, and I don't need that!
The debian/rules file is the only thing that tells the package build
system how to build a package. If you don't require any compilation,
just don't call 'make' in debian/rules; this probably means you'll
have an empty 'build' target, which is fine. I've found the
dh_movefiles Debhelper script to be helpful in arranging files into
packages, or you can manually call 'cp' or 'install' from debian/rules
to get files from the source directory into debian/tmp or
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