[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Packages which need internet access, downloading source before build, should not be part of main.

On Sat, May 11, 2002 at 05:05:35PM +0200, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> Yes. I have fixed both the java-common and harden packages that did
> this. The solution is that I have a separate cvs co line in the
> makefile so if I check out the package from cvs I can just do
> the make .... thing and get all other cvs sources too. cvs update
> updates everything and so it is enough for me.
> This give the maintainer the ease of updating a package and
> on the same time it is not necessary to have internet access.

Yes. The doc-linux package has a 'refresh' target in debian/rules, which
I can use to update the various source tarballs from upstream. When I
took the package over, it took me several days just to do a single
update, what with trying to get everything to build; now it takes
perhaps half an hour, and I can use the rest of my time more

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Reply to: