Re: Compiling packages
Paul Slootman writes:
> On Wed 18 Mar 1998, Guenter Geiger wrote:
> > Is there any efford going on in compiling packages from 2.0.
> > Now that the source is frozen it is the right time to
> > catch up with the i386 maintainers.
> Yes, I agree completely. I was going to ask something similar yesterday,
> but the debian-alpha list had died :-(
> This also needs some coordination, to prevent duplications. I'll do exim
> first (personal interest :-)
I don't know which of the packages already are compiled with egcs, so
it looks like we should do the whole bunch of it again.
Best thing would be, people would choose a whole section and try to
compile everything with priority required and standard at least.
I'm working at the base section at the moment.
I compiled my own egcs here from a snapshot of 980302, because
I couldn't find the source package from Chris. If you want to give it
a try: <ftp://iem.mhsg.ac.at/debian/egcs>
I think this is ok except for those packages who fail to compile because of
> BTW, what are the exact steps needed to do such a package? I guess it
> needs to be done as a non-maintainer upload, but what is needed for
> that? The debian/changelog needs to be edited, but what / how? And what
> then needs to be uploaded? When I last tried to upload my own package
> without including the .orig.tar.gz, for example, it got rejected...
Binary only can be uploaded when using the -m switch to dpkg-buildpackage.
As you said before, we should coordinate the compiling effort.
- First step would be to collect volunteers.
- Maybe somebody has written a compilation script which we could use
(I did sort of, but my bash programming is really bad).
- General guidelines, how to upload ( It would be great if we had a
script which could handle that too)
I think a similar thing exists for the Sparc - port
- Test the compiled packages
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