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Re: [DebianGIS] sources.list entries for apt

> > any chance of getting a few more hints on how exactly to do that
> > on the wiki page? It's a bit of a mystery to me.
> > 
> > http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis/InfoForDevelopers#Backporting
> I also added some better notes about pinning, but please
> clarify what's missing in your opinion. I assume the pbuilder/cowbuilder
> use is clear enough. Maybe not?

more please :) IMO we need to spell out every step (even if briefly).

e.g.a new RC version of GRASS is in testing. I'm using Lenny. What steps
are needed to get that RC version available as a download for Lenny from
backports.org? [This is what I don't have a clue about.] I've rebuilt
the .debs for my release on my personal system (with an unclean mix of
packages but pinning as suggested).  What next?
How to set up a clean qemu build environment. (with Live-helper?)

In addition to howto create "official" backports.org packages, for simple
DIY jobs, there should be many "apt-get source <package>" +debuild/
pbuilder/cow etc tutorials out there. Anybody know one good one to link
to? (probably there is one somewhere at wiki.debian.org already)
I find that this stuff isn't at all obvious to new users and is
scattered over many little pages over many years, and I find my
knowledge of it is much the same.

asking a lot,


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