RE: Build-time setting of binary package names
On 17-Jan-2001 Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> I'd like to be able to have a build-time setting determine the names of
> binary packages. For example, on my petsc package:
> debian/rules PETSC_ARCH=linux_alpha_dec binary
> builds using the Compaq ccc compiler. I'd like to make it generate
> packages with non-standard names, e.g. petsc-ccc-dev instead of
> petsc-dev. This and some /etc/alternatives tricks would allow users to
> insntall multiple versions and select between them.
> It doesn't seem like substvars can do this if there's more than one
> binary package, since the filename needs the package name in it, e.g.
problem is you have to have valid package names in debian/control. Perhaps you
could do something like a control.in which gets dynamically created based on
the parameters you set.