Re: qmail-src (was RFC: New source packaging format)
Philip Hands wrote:
> Presumably I can do this by having the following packages:
> qmail-src: contains the source
> qmail-build: a pseudo package that depends on qmail-src, and
> builds qmail.deb in its postinst.
> Should qmail-build try to install the qmail_*.deb it creates ?
If it builds qmail in the postinst, you can't have it replace itself,
because you can't run dpkg to install a package in a postinst.
> Should I have the binary package replacing the build pseudo package ?
Personally, I use qmail on several computers, and it would be an annoyance
to install qmail-build on each and compile qmail on each when I could
compile it on one and install the package on all. So I'd prefer if
qmail-build was more like kernel-package and generated a qmail .deb that I
could use elsewhere.
see shy jo
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