How to add files that upstream does not install? (was: upload plans)
Frank Küster <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Norbert, hi all,
> how should we schedule an upload to unstable? ASAP?
> I see only one thing that should probably be done before we nuke
> tetex-bin by the upload, and that is to build libkpathsea4 and
> libkpathsea-dev. I hope to find time to work on this today.
Actually, the configure/build part is trivial. However, the
libkpathsea* files are not installed by TL upstream, so they are not in
any existing tpm.
Which method do you suggest to copy these additional files? I'm a bit
confused about the current setup. Currently, the build target of
texlive-bin's debian/rules contains:
mkdir -p bin/i386-linux
cp -a build/source/inst/bin/*/* bin/i386-linux/
cp -a bin.special/* bin/i386-linux/
for i in build/source/inst/texmf/web2c/*.pool ; do \
cp $$i texmf/web2c/ ; \
and later tpm2deb-bin.pl fetches them from ./bin/i386-linux and copies
them to debian/wherever. According to this logic, I would have to copy
the files from build/source/inst/lib to ./lib/ (and the same with
include/) and later copy them to the package dirs.
Why do we need this indirection step? Wouldn't it be possible to let
tpm2deb-bin.pl get the files directly from build/source/inst (we might
need to pass it dpkg-architecture output, but that's no magic)?
But anyway that doesn't solve the question how to get those libkpathsea
files into the packagedir. There are at least three options:
- copy the files from build/source/inst to ./lib/ and ./include and
enhance tpm2deb.cfg and tpm2deb-bin.pl to be able to add arbitrary
files (or does that already exist?), and pick them up from there
- copy the files to debian/tmp and use dh_install
- move the files "by hand", with manually written lines in debian/rules,
from build/source/inst to debian/libkpathsea*/
What would you suggest?
 it seems inconsistent to me that upstream puts executables in
build/source/inst/$arch, but shared objects just into build/source/lib.
I guess that is because that part has never been used in TL? That's
probably also the reason why there is no bin-kpathsea-lib.tpm or so.
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)