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Re: trouble making a package



On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Will Lowe wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Will Lowe wrote:
> > > 
> > > 	1) The newest version of Clisp is labelled 1997-08-07.  It doesn't
> > 
> > No. I would call the package "clisp" and set the version number to
> > "1997.08.07-1". Please don't use dashes (-) in the upstream version number
> 
> Ok.  I've got the source unzipped in /usr/local/debian/clisp_1997.08.07-1
> (for clisp_1997.08.07 package,  1st revision).  If I cd into that
> directory and run deb-make,  tho,  I get
> 
> Illegal package name clisp_1997.08.07. Must be lowercase letters and
> digits, . and : .

The directory name may not contain the Debian revision ("-1"). It should
work if you use "clisp-1997.08.07" for the directory (note that dash "-").
That's because the directory name should not have to be changed if you
make a new Debian version.

> 	Clues?  Also,  as I understand it,  the idea is to *not* change in
> any way the Makefiles,  except to modify the clisp_whatever/debian/rules
> makefile,  right?

No, the idea is to change only very few files. But often it's necessary to
change Makefiles, etc. Of course, if there is a "Makefile.in" from a GNU
configure-based source, you should never modify "Makefile" but
"Makefile.in", since the first will be overwritten with the next
call to "configure".


Cheers,

Chris

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