[Fwd: Re: dpkg question]
I have forwarded to this list because I need some advice.
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On May 10, Lawrence Chim wrote
> Igor Grobman wrote:
> > > I am the cqcam (Color QuickCam) and vic-cqcam (video conference for
> > > Color QuickCam)
> > > maintainer. After I read your mail, I have a question. The vic-cqcam
> > > will
> > > not compile from the .dsc and .orig.tar files because vic-cqcam requires
> > > some
> > > ..o file from the cqcam source. May be it is the reason why my cqcam
> > > moved to
> > > hamm while the vic-cqcam still in Incoming :)
> > >
> > > For example, to successfully compile vic-cqcam, the dirs should look
> > > something like
> > > cqcam-0.42/
> > > vic-cqcam-2.8/
> > > cqcam -> cqcam-0.42
> > > and, of course, cqcam have to be compiled first.
> > >
> > > How should I tackle this problem? Should I include the cqcam source
> > > into the
> > > vic-cqcam source?
> > >
> > > Lawrence,
> > This is definitely a bug, and while this is not a reason the package hasn't
> > been moved from Incoming, it would definitely be reported :). What you need to
> > do is figure out which source files are needed to compile that .o file, and
> > move it to vic-cqcam source (.orig.tar.gz), and put appropriate instructions in
> > the rules.
> > This is ugly though. Are the 2 files distributed in one source, and you are
> > manually separating them? In that case, you will need to keep it one source
> > and make several packages from it--multi-binary source package in debian terms.
> So, I need to include 90% of .h and .c files from cqcam source to vic
> source :)
> cqcam is developed by Patrick Reynolds <email@example.com> and
> vic is developed by Network Research Group at the Lawrence Berkeley
> National Laboratory.
> vic supports many capture devices and it based cqcam source to support
> Color QuickCam.
Well, it looks like you will need to keep one source for both of them.
However, since they are from 2 different sources, I am not sure it would be in
accord with debian policy. Current situation is definitely unacceptable, since
we want our packages to build as they are without the strange setup currently
I think this is something that needs to be posted on debian-devel.
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Igor Grobman firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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