Re: Compiling packages
On Wed 18 Mar 1998, email@example.com wrote:
> If no one were to significantly object, I have quinn-diff running each
> night against the (currently empty) packages file for debian-alpha,
> and could redirect this output to the list.
> For those who aren't familiar, quinn-diff gives you a list, divided up
> by sections, of what is out of date with respect to the i386 platform.
This sounds sensible.
> It can be quite long, though it's quite short at this time, since
Maybe a complete list once a week, and a sort of diff [a diff between
diff files? hmm..] every day? And maybe make the list available via ftp
Or just post the whole thing every day, that gives us an incentive to
keep the list short by compiling stuff :-)
FWIW: I've been compiling most of the mail section last night, and that
went reasonably OK. However, I discovered (of course, at the end) that
I'd been running a 2.1.87 kernel instead of 2.0.3x. I don't think this
influences the compilation of packages much, however; am I right in
thinking this? Anyway, I'll upload what I have to
ftp://ftp.murphy.nl/pub/debian/alpha/TEST/ . The subdirectory LOGS
contains the output from the dpkg-buildpackage runs, in case anyone's
Another point: smail couldn't link against libident, because
libident_0.21-3.deb contains a STRIPPED library! Argghh!
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