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Re: Learn packaging


On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:45 AM, Eric <eric.debian@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to learn how packaging because I want to try KDE 4.5.0. I have
> some questions,
> can I ask for help?


> first: I do not know how to create symbols file, I can remove them and my
> package build. What
> is the advantage add this?

Please read http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/symbolfiles.html

> second: what is installgen? How I know in which package I put a new file?

It is a system used to automatically update the .install files. The
installgen files in kde-sc packaging however have not been updated for
a long time and we do not actively use them anymore. You can ignore

> third: when I install something in /usr/lib/ and when I install something in
> /usr/lib/kde4/?

This is not something that you decide, this is something that the kde
buildsystem decides. /usr/lib/ contains public libraries, while
/usr/lib/kde4 contains mostly plugins and other stuff that are private
for kde and can be used only through the public kde libraries. You do
not need to concern yourself with this.

> fourth: can I stop building debuging packages?

Why would you want to do that? I guess the answer is no, we need
debugging packages.

> Many Thanks,
> Eric


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