Re: .changes files without source packages
On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 5:03 AM, Raphael Hertzog <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
It is very unlikely Daniel's work is intended for the Debian archive,
so there is no need for him to create packages in policy compliant,
normal or standard way.