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Re: Can I use 'apt-get source' from debian/rules ?

On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 02:55:59PM -0500, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> I have packaged the Ra extension for just-in-time compilation to GNU R (see
> ITP #479233 for details).  It comes as a tarball to be installed on top of
> the GNU R sources. 
> So I created a new hybird tarball of the two sources. Not elegant as it
> creates a 16mb tarball containing a copy of GNU R's 16mb tarball when we'd
> just need the 372kb of 'new' Ra files.
> As an alternative, could I just start from Ra source, and then in
> debian/rules obtain r-base's orig.tar.gz, untar it and then apply the Ra
> sources to it?  Or is that too fragile?
I believe that the package build should be able to succeed even in the
absence of a network connection.



Roberto C. Sánchez

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