Re: Building a build environment
On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, Richard Hurt wrote:
I am just getting started in Debian package building and I need to know if
this idea is valid or if there is a better way. It's my understanding that
building Debian packages is best done in a Sid environment. Since I'm not
running Sid on any of my machines, I had the though of using VirtualBox on my
Ubuntu machine to create a clean Sid build environment. Does this make sense?
Also, the wide array of tools available to me is pretty overwhelming.
pBuilder, cowbuilder, cowdancer, quilt, etc... The list is quite long and I'm
not sure which one is old, new, mature, good or bad. Does anyone have any
advice for a newbie packager that just wants a simple setup that works? What
do you use?
I have successfully used pbuilder on an Ubuntu machine to build Debian
packages. There are other options but I like pbuilder a lot. It
basically creates a chroot environment but the big plus is that when you
build a package and have to install all the dependencies, they don't
remain installed after you are done. This lets you really test from a
clean system every time.
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