On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 02:22:42PM +0100, Niels Thykier wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA256 > > On 2010-12-26 14:18, Anton Gladky wrote: > > Dear mentors, > > > > I want to upload a package to http://mentors.debian.net, which I am working > > on (https://launchpad.net/yade). > > Now I am trying to build the package with pbuilder. > > The problem is, that the software depends on package from experimental > > branch (python-sphinx>0.99). > > > > Hey > > > I have 2 questions: > > 1) How can I build the package in pbuilder (--othermirror option did not > > work)? > > You want to create a --distribution experimental chroot for this (man > pbuilder for more information). Note you should not use the experimental > chroot except when you build packages targeted for experimental. ...or you could use your existing pbuilder chroot (or copy it), then login into it (pbuilder --login --save-after-login), add the experimental lines to /etc/apt/sources.list and use /etc/apt/preferences to specify that python-sphinx should be fetched from experimental. Of course, if you want to use that chroot for other purposes (building other packages that do not need the newer python-sphinx version), you'd better copy it instead of just modifying it. That's not too hard - copy the base.tgz file under another name, create a new directory for the result, and copy the pbuilderrc, specifying the new basetgz and result directory. And then again, since the pbuilder manual page says that experimenal is special-cased in pbuilder, it just might turn out that all this is already implemented in pbuilder itself and I'm just wasting everyone's time :) (I have to admit I'm pretty good at that sometimes...) > > 2) May I upload such package to mentors.debian.net? > > > > Yes, if you target the package for experimental (instead of unstable). > > > I would appreciate any comments or links, where I can find a solution for > > the problem. > > > > Thank you. > > > > Anton Gladky > > > > > ~Niels G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org roam@FreeBSD.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 This sentence claims to be an Epimenides paradox, but it is lying.
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