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Re: About Package Creation... (sarge vs sid)



On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 06:12:52PM -0700, Benjamin Cutler wrote:
> Just how important is it that a package be created on a box running sid? 
> I'm currently running sarge, and would like to package a program myself 
> instead of waiting for somebody else, but I'm not sure I want to start 
> running sid just so I can do that.

You don't have to be running sid, you just have to be fairly sure the
package builds and runs in sid.  For that, a sid chroot environment will
suffice for most simple packages.  pbuilder works well to build packages in
sid, and you can set up various temporary or permanent chroot environments
for testing purposes.

- Matt



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