Re: debian-cd scripts
> Ok, I'm once again over my head in Makefile language ...
> I'm making a set of Debian CDs for local use only (no selling or
> distribution involved). Therefore, I'd like to have all of non-free on
> a CD. This ought to be possible, since the debian-cd package has a
> non-free script. It also wants you to provide a list of packages from
> non-free that are "ok".
> If I add all the packages to the list, I get an error:
> cp: copying multiple files, but last argument
> (hamm/non-free/source/graphics/xwpick_2.20-5.dsc) is not a directory
> Try `cp --help' for more information.
> Looking at the "Makefile" (actually "Rules.non-free") it does indeed
> appear to be an incorrect syntax for xargs.
> However, I don't want to peruse a filelist, I want to add all the files
> in binary-all, binary-i386, and source dirs. So I steal a rule from
> "Rules", and change the target to look like this:
> (cd $(ARCHIVE); cp -dpRPl \
That indent is spaces, and it should be a TAB
TABs and spaces are not the same thing in Makefiles.
The actions need to be indented with a TAB ``separator''
BTW you are right in noting that the non-free targets are broken. I didn't
have the time or inclination to debug them during the release (since we
decided not to release a non-free CD)
Please send me any patches you make, and I'll try to make the Rules suit all
the options that people come up with.