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Re: Unsupported Debian [was: Re: [New maintainer] Working for De

Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 09, 1999 at 10:44:24AM +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> > Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> > >
> > > This is a difficult problem, because it generally requires developers to have
> > > multiple boxes, because packages compiled on potato don't work on slink.
> > > It will get better when you can do apt-get -b source in stable, but apt-get
> > > source needs a few more features before this is really all there for this
> > > sort of use (ie, an option to install after the build, to automatically
> > > check some packages for updated versions, etc.).  The bigger problem, though,
> > > is that dpkg-buildpackage doesn't always work -- though the recent proposal
> > > regarding source dependencies may help with this as well.  Regardless,
> > > this seems a much more useful area to work on than on trying to create a
> > > new semi-stable archive that most developers can't/won't create packages for.
> >
> > I appreciate this proposal. A semi-stable distribution would not help
> > Debian (it gets just too confusing). How far is apt-get usable in slink
> > ?
> apt-get is quite usable in slink, just not for this.  apt-get source wasn't
> implemented until 0.3.6 or thereabouts, and slink has 0.1.something.  It
> would actually be very nice if someone with a slink box felt like packaging
> the newer apt-get for slink (hint hint); it's very common when, say, helping
> people on irc to say "Well, that's fixed in the later version, so just do
> apt-get -b sou... oops, you can't.  Sorry. <lengthy description of downloading
> and installing source by hand ensues>".
I have a (for development purposes) a slink box ready and I will try to
compile and package it in the next days. Are you a registered developer
? My application is on hold so I can not upload the package.

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