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Re: how to build a package conditionally?



On Tue, 06 Mar 2001, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 06:54:31PM -0300, Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> > You gain nothing in upload time, but it certains give you less hassle to
> > only have one single source tree in CVS, for example.
> 
> Yeah, it's a cute hack.  
> 
> Too bad that the entire source needs to be duplicated, though.

AFAIK, it is a policy requirement. Every section of the archive (main,
contrib, non-free, non-US/main, non-US/contrib, non-US/non-free) must have
separate source packages.

Maybe it could be changed/ignored for main/contrib pairs, but non-free and
non-US/* always require separate source packages.  Some of the stuff that
can go inside a non-free source package is not allowed even inside
main/contrib packages (requiring you to delete them from the package in
main/contrib, and keep it in the non-free one)...

I'm happy enough I can build fetchmail and fetchmail-ssl with one shell
script, and deal with only one source tree... cute hack or not :P

-- 
  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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