Re: Slightly OT: Backporting/building packages, dpkg-dev issues
I can't answer your question directly but I can recommend a tool named
debuild that will automate the building of a source package. That's a
part of my workflow for backporting to my internal repository and it's
On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 2:06 AM, Carsten Aulbert
> Hi all,
> this is not strictly on=topic here, but since a critical mass of backporting
> knowledge exists here, I'll try - please condemn me, if that was wrong ;)
> I have a package which is known to build on Debian and Squeeze but now I've
> gotten the task to also build Ubuntu hardy and later packages.
> Debhelper v7 was not posing to be a large problem, however right now I'm stuck
> with this message and changelog/bts/web did not really enlighten me:
> dh_shlibdeps -l/tmp/buildd/vdt-globus-
> toolkit-4.2.1r3/debian/tmp/opt/vdt/globus/lib --dpkg-shlibdeps-params='--
> dpkg-shlibdeps: unknown option `--warnings=0'
> Usage: dpkg-shlibdeps [<option> ...] <executable>|-e<executable> [<option>
> Positional options (order is significant):
> <executable> include dependencies for <executable>,
> -e<executable> (use -e if <executable> starts with `-')
> -d<dependencyfield> next executable(s) set shlibs:<dependencyfield>.
> -p<varnameprefix> set <varnameprefix>:* instead of shlibs:*.
> -O print variable settings to stdout.
> -L<localshlibsfile> shlibs override file, not debian/shlibs.local.
> -T<varlistfile> update variables here, not debian/substvars.
> -t<type> set package type (default is deb).
> -x<package> exclude package from the generated dependencies.
> -S<pkgbuilddir> search needed libraries in the given
> package build directory first.
> --admindir=<directory> change the administrative directory.
> -h, --help show this help message.
> --version show the version.
> Dependency fields recognised are:
> dh_shlibdeps: command returned error code 512
> make: *** [vdt-stamp-3-binary-arch] Error 1
> Is this known to anyone? All bugs I've seen should have been cleared already -
> dpkg-dev version is 126.96.36.199ubuntu4.1
> Again apologies for not being on topic.
>  Sorry again, that I raise this question here, but on Ubuntu's side the
> backports forum plus mailing list I've found seemed mostly abandoned or filled
> with automatic messages.
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