Re: Compiling packages
On Wed 18 Mar 1998, Guenter Geiger wrote:
> 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.
Sound good to me.
> 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.
OK, how about I try mail?
> 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>
It's not there... There's only a /debian/source directory, no
> Binary only can be uploaded when using the -m switch to dpkg-buildpackage.
Ah. OK. (This is probably in the developers' docs, but couldn't find it
> 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).
Someone had done a batch compilation before, right?
> - Test the compiled packages
This is the hard part, I guess. At least test if it installs without any
problems; testing the actual functioning of the package is a bit more
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