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Re: build-from-scratch Makefile

Peter Clay <pete@flatline.org.uk> writes:

> On Tue, 7 Oct 2003, Geert Stappers wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 06, 2002 at 01:21:17AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I made myself a Makefile in the debian-installer topdir to rebuild all
> > > debs and udebs. [big snip]
> > 
> > What does it add?
> > Why a new makefile?
> > Why locally rebuild debs and udebs that belong in a archive?
> > A new Gentoo?
> Well, I found it useful. I'm a sysadmin with lots of machines that have
> NICs that are not supported by the woody install disks. I have an interest
> in getting a 2.4-based debian install CD working as soon as possible. The
> whole "you should have a local debian archive and update that" idea
> requires that anyone who wants to contribute knows the whole debian
> toolchain, or at least how to produce a Packages.gz file automatically
> that works.

You still need a lot more deb and udebs than the one from the
debian-installer cvs to build debian-installer.

also, man dpkg-scanpackages.

> Now I can try fixing bugs or weirdnesses that affect me, and post patches
> with bug reports.
> It also pointed out that cdebconf should build-depend: on libgtk2.0-dev
> and intltool-debian.

Did you write a bug yet?


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