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Re: Multiple packages

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Ola Lundqvist wrote:

>On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 05:02:34PM +0200, Jan Ekholm wrote:
>> On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, Gergely Nagy wrote:
>> >> I know how to make single packages (at least they seem to work), but have
>> >> no idea where to start for a multipackage thing. What documentation could
>> >> I read in order to understand the procedure, or what simple existing
>> >> package could I have a look at?
>> >> 
>> >
>> >dh_make can generate rules for multi-binary packages, and there's also
>> >an example debian/rules file in
>> >/usr/share/doc/debhelper/examples/rules.multi (iirc).
>> Yes, there was such a file, and also a
>> /usr/share/doc/debhelper/examples/rules.multi2.
>> Both seem logical if you understand the logic. I don't. :( I have no idea
>> where to plug in my package names and get it to build packages like:
>> 	foo
>> 	foo-data
>> 	foo-moredata1
>> 	foo-moredataN
>The logics is as this. Place your files in debian/$packagename
>which works as the root of the binary package. All other interesting
>information like conffiles, dirs, docs and so on is named as
>debian/$packagename.$extension where the extension is conffiles, dirs
>or some other thing.

Ok, now I think I understand. Just to be sure I also downloaded a couple
of source packages that create multiple deb-packages, and by looking at
them I learnt a lot.

Thanks all for your help with my problem. Btw, maybe I should look to some
other list/forum for general package creation questions?

  "You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could
                  do is give them a meaningful look."
                                              -- Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

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