Re: RFC: YADA: Yet Another Debianisation Aid
Samuel Tardieu <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>I started play with it, and got YADA barf on the build part:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr
>The first dot is eaten as if it was on a blank line. Bug? :)
No, feature :)
Lines starting with two full stops after the initial space will have one
of them stripped before being processed, but will never end up blank.
Lines starting with a space, then a full stop, then a character other
than a full stop are reserved for future expansion (at present, the full
stop is simply stripped off).
And later, there's an example:
I've just realised that the "clean" rule should say something like this
instead, so that it doesn't bomb out on an already-clean directory:
test ! -e Makefile || make distclean
A couple of other points I should probably clarify:
- The description of the source package (after the first line) is
entirely optional. If you put a description there, it will appear
at the start of -every- binary package's description.
- You don't need to create directories before you install files, if
you use "yada install". "yada install" should create all necessary
directories as needed.
- I don't claim that YADA is actually suitable for general use, yet.
I've used it for some of my packages, but then, I know all (well,
most of) its quirks. If you use it, please check over the install
image in debian/tmp-* before uploading.
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