Re: FAQ for debian-mentors
* Ismael Valladolid Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org) [030909 18:35]:
> I usually backport packages from unstable. Some of them seem to have
> been packaged using woody, some of them seem to have been packaged
> using sid. For those in the first group, a simple apt-get build-dep
> satisfies build dependencies and everything is very easy. For those in
Sometimes you _have_ to break compatibility with woody. E.g. I have a
package using libpng. To get compatibility with sarge, I had to
upgrade my build-dep to libpng12-dev, which of course fails on woody.
I documented this in changelog, but I can't change that.
Well, in this case I would like to insert a line "Build-Depends-Woody"
in the control-file, but that is not supported.
> Obviously, I would make sure that my packages *also* build on sid (and
> maybe even on sarge) before seeking an sponsor.
Please check also that the packages work, at least some basic
PGP 1024/89FB5CE5 DC F1 85 6D A6 45 9C 0F 3B BE F1 D0 C5 D1 D9 0C