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Re: RFS aldo - A morse code trainer

Re: Giuseppe Martino in <20050911130547.GA2325@mithrandir.dakordnet.org>
> >But what's more important. The build failed here:
> >
> >configure: error: cannot find install-sh or install.sh in config
> >./config
> >make: *** [config.status] Error 1
> The problem is a missed Build-Depends aboud automake1.9.

The proper way to fix that is to ship a bootstrapped .tar.bz2. Your
tarball does not build:

$ ./configure 
configure: error: cannot find install-sh or install.sh in config ./config

$ sh bootstrap 
configure.ac: installing `config/install-sh'
configure.ac: installing `config/mkinstalldirs'
configure.ac: installing `config/missing'
Makefile.am: installing `./COPYING'
Makefile.am: installing `./INSTALL'
libaudiostream/Makefile.am: installing `config/depcomp'

$ ./configure 
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes

Please provide an updated upstream tarball.

This will allow you to drop the build-dependency on the autotools,
which is considered evil by most people anyway.

Oh, and please ship real files in the tarball:

lrwxrwxrwx   1 cb cb     31 2005-09-12 13:29 COPYING -> /usr/share/automake-1.9/COPYING
lrwxrwxrwx   1 cb cb     31 2005-09-12 13:29 INSTALL -> /usr/share/automake-1.9/INSTALL

(Yes, having 1003951 copies of the GPL on your filesystem is a waste
of space, but that's the way it works.)

Re: Giuseppe Martino in <20050911184945.GA9831@mithrandir.dakordnet.org>
> > I have two things to say about this:
> > - debian/ should not be in the orig.tar.gz, but only in the diff.gz.  See [1].

The .orig.tar.gz should be identical to the upstream tarball
(re-bz2-ipped in your case).

> Fixed package on: http://dakordhost.homelinux.org/~denever/aldo_debian

Host down. Consider using mentors.debian.net or something like that if
your home machine isn't up 24/24.

The last CW course I held lies now several years back, but still a
point from a teacher's view: starting with "e,i,s,h,t,m,o" is not the
optimal thing. Start with characters that are more distinct. I don't
have my old instructions here, but the characters were mixed, even
with some numbers in between, iirc.

cb@df7cb.de | http://www.df7cb.de/

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