Re: Need advice about my first package
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:53:30AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:46 AM, Fabian Pucciarelli <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I have never built a package in my life, I'm trying to build a package
> > called dcc (anti spam software
> > http://www.rhyolite.com/dcc/INSTALL.html#envtbl). Does anyone know of a
> > guide that I can use, the new maintainers guide uses a simple example, I'm
> > looking for a more complex one, so I can try to figure out what to do. I'm
> > basically looking for some advice on how to start and what to look for.
> dcc used to be in Debian, but was removed:
> You could start by using the old packaging. The last version uploaded
> to Debian is available here:
That would be a good project to learn Debian packaging from. I have a
home built version of Woody/Sarge dcc which I recently updated to 1.3.92
and rebuilt for Etch. As I recall the only significant change needed
was to update the copyright to reflect non-free upstream copyright.
I use it very successfully with Debian SpamAssassin.
You could update the packaging to Lenny standards and check if it complies
with Policy 3.8.0 (the previous version was at least three years ago).