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

On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 01:29:38AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> writes:
> > 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?
> >
> > Comments, anyone?
> >
> > Dirk
> You can't assume that buildds have deb-src lines or even network
> connectivity.
> But there are 2 things you can do:
> 1) Become a comaintainer of r-base and add the JIT patches to the
> package. You would then build r-base and r-base-jit (for example) from
> the same source.
> 2) You can do is convince the r-base maintainer to create an
> r-base-source.deb containing the source and Build-Depend on that.

Yes, I should definitely talk more to myself.

Thanks to all for the follow-up. Will no assume network access and go
the low-key route for packaging.


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