Re: new maintainer questions
Le Tuesday 22 July 2008 13:41:42 Jeffrey Ratcliffe, vous avez écrit :
> 2008/7/22 Andreas Schildbach <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > 1) Is is actually needed to do the packaging work on a Debian system, or
> > would a derivative like Ubuntu also do? I would always test my package
> > on a "real" Debian before putting it up for sponsoring or uploading, but
> > having to do actual development on Debian would mean a parallel
> > installation of a Debian Desktop. Those of you packaging for both Debian
> > and Ubuntu, do you switch systems all the time?
> I use Ubuntu (Hardy ATM), but the important thing to do before
> uploading to -mentors or ftpmaster is to build the package in a sid
I don't believe it's safe to simply build the package in sid.
There can be important difference between ubuntu and debian that would break
the package under debian while it is working in ubuntu.
As soon as you have a chroot, it's really not difficult at all to also *test*
the package in the chroot.