Re: [DebianGIS] sources.list entries for apt
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Hamish <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> more please :) IMO we need to spell out every step (even if briefly).
Is the backports.org contribute page not enough?
> 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?
Join the Debian project (become a DD) since backports.org only accepts
backports from DDs IIRC. If you are not a DD, ask a DD to rebuild and
upload your already backported package. If you are a DD, do the
Read the backports.org contributions page and do what it says:
Get your key added to the backports.org keyring.
Setup a lenny chroot with pbuilder/cowbuilder and add backports.org to
Add a deb-src line for testing (not unstable) to your sources.list.
Backports.org strongly suggests only uploading packages already in
apt-get source grass
Make any changes needed to build on lenny.
pdebuild --basepath /path/to/lenny/chroot/install
Test the package on a lenny system.
dupload --to bpo grass*.changes
> How to set up a clean qemu build environment. (with Live-helper?)
Download the pre-built images and install any packages needed:
I'd suggest to use pbuilder/cowbuilder or sbuild to build your packages though.
> 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.
This one looks ok:
There is also the official pbuilder docs: