Re: Newbie packaging questions
On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 02:09:13PM +0200, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> The usual way people do multiple binary packages is that debian/rules
> calls the package's install method with one target directory and then
> for each package, it moves this package's files from that directory
> into the package's staging directory. A simple example:
Doh, that makes much more sense than what was done with the original
package. Unfortunately, neither method would have upgraded properly with the
new package, since the build process was changed _and_ the docs directory
was renamed upstream...
> > I've gathered that debhelper throws the docs into the -doc
> > package because it's marked arch-indep, [...]
> I don't know of such a thing. Which dh_* command would do this?
Well, all the docs just happen to be info files, and it looks like
dh_installinfo magically determines where to place files based on -a or -i
> I found that the debhelper manpages were a fine description of the
> steps necessary to create packages. Even if one does not use debhelper
> they are a good read.
I'll check that out, thanks for the advice.