Re: ANNOUNCE: usfda-ndc-drug-info v0.4
> You just provided a *.dsc and a *.diff.gz file to enable building a
> Debian package from source. This intention is right but you are
> missing the file usfda-ndc-drug-info_0.4a.orig.tar.gz which is
> mentioned in the *.dsc file.
It is updated:
and it should build on your machine. The build errors were because of:
* a newer libxml2-dev installation on your machine (I upgraded to
the testing version)
* your C++ compiler (g++-3.2) is more strict than my standard C++
complier (g++-2.95) so I re-wrote the test macro in configure.ac.
> Normally it would be sufficient to do a
> ln -s usfda-ndc-drug-info-0.4a.tar.gz usfda-ndc-drug-info_0.4a.orig.tar.gz
> at least it is the sense to provide a identical copy of the original
> source file in the orig.tar.gz file. But I tried this and the
> orig.tar.gz file seemed to be different because...
For some reason, this build did not include a diff but rather
generated a new source tarball although I did do the "ln -s" thing
prior to the build. Anyway, I simply placed both versions on
sourceforge; maybe I'll figure it out sufficiently for the next
Thank you, Elizabeth