Re: Packaging software which does not use autotools
Michael Rasmussen wrote:
I don't think so, I hardly use debhelper but I think dh_make is used
when a compilation follows ./configure make make install
I have some questions I hope some of you have an answer for.
I intend to package a peace of software which does not use autotools
but only has a plain Makefile.
1) Can I use dh_make?
You can package a piece of code and you have to create a debian/rules,
you are not limited to debhelper, so, if you create a debian/rules
without any dh_* there are no problem, but i think that will be hard to
find an sponsor.
2) Does Debian policy have something to say about it?
Well, If you do a fork why do not use in your fork autotools? this only
depends to you. If you do a fork you will release it under the GPL and
there are no problems to include into debian.
3) Would it be ok if I converted it to use autotools my self?
4) The project seems to be abandoned by the developers - I have send
more than one email with no response. Would it be in conflict with the
Debian Policy if a adopt the software - it has been released under GPL
so I guess it would be ok to do a fork?
Carlos C Soto :: eclipxe