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Re: what are the latest debian packaging tools.

Le Fri, Sep 04, 1998 at 09:28:09AM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer écrivait:

Hi Stéphane,

> IMHO, that's one of the problems that beginners packagers have: there are 
> several docs, which say different things (because they have been written at 
> different time and not upgraded) and they often let you alone very soon (for 
> instance, they talk about initial packaging and not about upgrading, whether 
> it is because of a new upstream release or because of changes in your 
> packaging).

Right, and I would be interested by some advice about upgrading a
package because of an upstream source release.

> As an absolute beginner myself, I use:
> deb-make for initial packaging (in package debmake)

I began using this package but in fact it is outdated, you really should
use debhelper. The transition is not very hard, you can use dh_make instead
of debmake and then dh_debstd in order to see chat commands you need to add
in your rules files.

> build for.... building (in package devscripts)
> dch for managing changelog (in package devscripts)

This is ok, I think.

> I will have to choose something to upload once I'll have my official 
> registration :-)

Me too. :-) But in fact, it seems that Martin Schulze (the only responsible 
I know for registering new developers) is very busy. I've sent my request
one month ago... I wonder if I will not send it twice... 

Hertzog Raphaël ¤ 0C4CABF1 ¤ http://www.mygale.org/~hra/

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