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 [email@example.com]
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