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Re: cron.weekly scripts and more...

On Wed 04 Feb 1998, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 04-Feb-98, 11:33 (CST), Paul Slootman <paul@murphy.nl> wrote:
> > To make sure I was doing it right, I tried to find where the cron.weekly
> > script is copied into the corresponding directory
> > debian/tmp/etc/cron.weekly but couldn't find where that happens... So I
> > guess that dpkg-buildpackage does that automagically, right? Or am I
> > totally confused at this point?
> dpkg-buildpackage definitely *does not* do this. However, debstd (from
> debmake) does provide this function. Are you calling debstd in your
> rules file?

Yes, I am. (I adopted this package, which is why I'm not yet totally up
to speed on how the debian side works).

> > Anyway, if it is done automagically, should the same be expected for
> > ip-{up,down}.d scripts?  Or should I simply copy the script into the
> > debian/tmp/etc/cron.weekly directory?


> Well, I don't think you want to copy it to debian/tmp/etc/cron.weekly
> :-), but if you just copy it to to ...ip-{up,down}.d, it should do what
> you want -- there's nothing magic being done here, it's just that the
> cron stuff is common enough that debstd automates it.

OK, thanks!

Paul Slootman
home: paul@wurtel.demon.nl | work: paul@murphy.nl
http://www.wurtel.demon.nl | Murphy Software, Enschede, the Netherlands

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