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".
-- Christian Schwarz
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