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Re: Packaging source code and Debian diffs (was: [CMake] Producing deb package with 'ar')



On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 21:43:23 +0200
Lionel Elie Mamane <lionel@mamane.lu> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 07:58:22PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le lundi 06 août 2007 à 15:34 +0000, mathieu a écrit :
> 
> >> This will require yet another dependency to create debian: a diff
> >> executable (hopefully this time there is no difference between GNU-
> >> diff and BSD-diff)
> 
> > I don't understand what you are trying to do, but you are doing it
> > the very wrong way.
> 
> > The one and only thing you need to create a Debian source package is
> > to call "dpkg-source -b", from the dpkg-dev package. Anything else
> > is doomed to produce ugly results.
> 
> I guess he wants to do it on a non-Debian machine without having to
> install dpkg-dev, dpkg, ...

Isn't that just inviting problems with uninstallable dependencies?

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