Re: Where are the packages ?
Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 10:01:44AM +0200, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
>> I wondered, why some packages cannot be found by apt, although they are still
>> on the Debian-servers in the repository. (in my case I looked for "chntpw" in
>> the non-free branch) Did I miss some change ?
> It doesn't seem to be built for anything but amd64. Probably because
> Debian does not auto-build non-free.
Which is partly wrong. Debian has non-free autobuilders but there is a
very smal white-list of package it auto builds. Non-free packages can
have restrictions making autobuilding and distribution of the result
illegal so only packages known to be free of such are white-listed.
There are obviously a lot of packages missing in that list where just
nobody has taken the time to check the licens. If you find such a
package please ask the maintainer to double check and report to
Andreas Barth to include it.
> It appears that you could build it yourself;
> apt-get install build-essential
> apt-get build-dep chntpw
> apt-get source chntpw
> cd chntpw-...
> dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b
apt-get install build-essential
apt-get build-dep chntpw
apt-get -b source chntpw