Re: From local source tree to Debian package
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Asheesh Laroia <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Writing a bunch of 'cp' or 'install' commands in the
> > 'debian/rules' file seems like drudgery and is certainly prone to
> > error. What tools are there to assist Debian packagers in making
> > this task more automated?
> Well, "make install" typically puts them somewhere
I'm thinking specifically of packages that don't have such a concept
already; especially for interpreted languages, many packages have
instructions along the lines of "put the files where you need them",
and they don't generally have a Makefile to do that.
> Does that help some? You should check out
> http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/ if you haven't yet.
I have, but I should probably read it some more. Thanks.
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