Re: Adopting orphaned packages (axkit and relatives)
On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> I am currently running AxKit on woody + backports of many packages on
> which it depends. If I understand correctly, I will need to build on
> sarge (or sid?) in order to produce a package fit for upload.
> Should I
> begin by setting up a sarge system, and if so, what is the best procedure
Look into the dchroot and debootstrap packages (you will probably have to
backport the latest sid versions for best results) What you do with these
packages is create a system within a system in which you install sid and
build packages without affecting your normal environment. for instance on
my laptop, I run testing, but I use this method to build packages in a sid
chroot which I keep updated with apt-get just as if it were a standalone
system. It works well for most packages though daemons can be a problem.
(i.e. if you are running apache on the outside, it won't be able to bind
to port 80 inside the chroot.)
There's also pbuilder but I haven't really looked into that yet.
> I will also need a sponsor for an upload once I have built a new package.
> As there are currently no outstanding bugs and no new upstream releases, I
> plan to start by just changing the maintainer address, running the result
> through its paces using my axkit-based pages and the example code, and
> making it available to a sponsor for upload. The next step is probably to
> update the Standards-Version and polish away any warts revealed by lintian
> and linda.
axkit has been on my radar for a while so I'd be willing to sponsor your
Jaldhar H. Vyas <email@example.com>
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