Re: Debian package without released upstream source
Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Just make sure to use a version that sorts lower than a future actual
> 2.2 release. Optimaly 2.2~beta2 would be used but I think the DAK
> still doesn't accept those. 2.1.99+2.2-beta might be a good choice.
Good objection. I've changed this.
In a PM, someone raised the objection that the source tar.gz might be a
temporary file. I assume this, too. But I expect when upstream removes
this file, it places a new one at sourceforge. Does anyone share this
objection? Should I not use this tar ball?
BTW: What can I do, if I can't run pbuilder? Exist an open pbuilder
network? I've split the package in a architecture dependent and
independent package, because lintian complained about a huge /usr/share.
Now I need to verify if my split build dependencies are correct.
"UNIX was not designed to stop people from doing stupid things, because
that would also stop them from doing clever things."
-- Doug Gwyn