Re: .changes files without source packages
On Fri, 03 Dec 2010, Daniel Lazzari wrote:
> I have a collection of SDK packages we are building using dpkg -b that
> we need to distribute to our external developers. Because some of the
> libraries come from proprietary code, and others from assets, they
> should only be binary packages, not source packages. When trying to
Using dpkg -b directly is still not the right way to build a package.
If you don't want to distribute a source package, that's fine don't
distribute it. But a debian binary package should always be built from
source package, it's the best way to create a policy compliant package
because you will use the same tools that all Debian developers are using
to create official packages.
And then you will have no problem with dpkg-genchanges... it's only
designed to work from within an unpacked source package.
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