[ Please don't Cc: public replies to me. ] I've been compiling bo/source using the script I posted some time ago. Some common problems: - no newline at end - unpacks into wrong directory - patch file creates subdirectories - "-rm foo" should be "rm -f foo" (aesthethic problem) Some notes: - having a central repository for autoconf test result might speed things up (I think autoconf supports this; someone should investigate) - source dependencies would be nice, but are not absolutely necessary - the build process is too verbose, it is difficult to see any warnings and errors in the voluminous output - idea: developers upload source only, central machine(s) build .debs, so that everything uses the same libs, etc - at least: don't accept packages that don't compile (this should be a requirement for hamm) - but: can someone provide a machine and network connection? I haven't got all packages from bo to compile. I'm too lazy to go through all failing packages, here's a list of some of them, with the reason for the failure listed. Some packages failed because I didn't have the time to install the stuff they needed. alien: contains object (alien-3.2/) not in expected directory (alien-3.3). boot-floppies: requires a partial Debian mirror to build, and requires customization of the Makefile to set the location of the archive. cfengine: tries to do "make distclean", but that target doesn't exist. dftp: contains object (dftp/) not in expected directory (dftp-3.0). hdparm: debian/debstd: Permission denied pcmcia-cs: not sure what happens, but seems to crash in middle of configuration script qcrack: debian/install: Permission denied quota: tries to do chown on the packages that have been built; does the quota maintainer build everything as root? sac: diff patches file (sac-1.5.orig/scripts/check) whose directory does not appear in tarfile super: tries to use -lshadow; I couldn't find that in bo. wg15-locale: tries to do "cp locales/* /usr/share/i18n/locales"; this is quite wrong, of course. bsdutils: /bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `;' (bo has bash 2.0). dpkg-ftp: contains object (dpkg-ftp-1.4.9/) not in expected directory (dpkg-ftp-1.4.8) fileutils: calls msgfmt with wrong arguments procps: tries to link with -ltermcap shadow: diff patches file (shadow-961025.orig/src/.deps/.P) whose directory does not appear in tarfile tar: /bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `;' adbbs: diff contains unknown line `\ No newline at end of file' dialdcost: tires to include libintl.h, which is not in bo (according to Contents). xtel: tries to use compress (to create font files, I think) c2man: diff patches file (c2man-2.41.orig/debian/Config/README) whose directory does not appear in tarfile cvs: diff contains unknown line `\ No newline at end of file' dejagnu: tries to use Tk sources? (don't know if that's a problem). Fails: dpkg-deb: maintainer script `preinst' has bad permissions 644 (must be >=0555 and <=0775) dist: diff patches file (dist-3.70.orig/debian/Config/README) whose directory does not appear in tarfile electric-fence: contains object (electric-fence_2.0.5.orig/) not in expected directory (electric-fence-2.0.5.orig) g77: needs gcc source code to build gnats: diff patches file (gnats-3.101.orig/gnats/contrib/tkgnats/print/Description_Summary) whose directory does not appear in tarfile gpc: diff patches file (gpc-2.0.orig/debian/gpc-doc/examples) whose directory does not appear in tarfile groupkit: needs tcl sources? ilu: diff patches file (ilu-126.96.36.199.orig/debian/packages/base/prerm) whose directory does not appear in tarfile java-lex: needs a java compiler (javac), which isn't part of bo proper (theres jdk in non-free, kaffe in contrib) kernel-source: 3c523.c:1270: redefinition of `kernel_version' lapack-doc: /bin/sh: ../../../../mancp: Permission denied linux86: elks.c:123: too few arguments to function `vm86' make: diff patches file (make-3.75.orig/debian/html/make_toc.html) whose directory does not appear in tarfile xxgdb: /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xlib.h:79: conflicting types for `wchar_t' -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: public replies to me.
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