"Matthijs" == Matthijs Mohlmann <email@example.com> writes: Hi Matthijs, thanks very much for your feedback :) Matthijs> I tried to build it in pbuilder and there is a missing Matthijs> dependency. It is recommended to use pbuilder to see if Matthijs> you have all the dependencies in Build-Depends in Matthijs> debian/control. ed and probably texinfo are missing. I also built it with pbuilder but it completed successfully. Is your base sarge? texinfo should not be required for the build because there is an included pre-generated info file in the upstream source. I'm using pbuilder 0.134 with a freshly built sid base.tgz. Matthijs> Did you run lintian on it ? There is a warning and a Matthijs> error. Yes, I did run lintian, no warnings at all but that was with lintian From sarge. After installing lintian from sid I see the error and warning you are referring to old, the old fsf-address in the copyright file and not using the appropriate section for the info file. The warning can be ignored (I should include a lintian override for it) because the info file specifies its own section properly and it's not worth modifying the upstream build-system just to silence lintian. Good spot, thanks a lot. Fixed. Matthijs> You have in Recommands mail-transfer-daemon, shouldn't Matthijs> that be mail-transfer-agent ? Quite right. Fixed and re-uploaded. Matthijs> I am a bit worried about these things in the build log: Matthijs> ./mkinstalldirs -m 'u=rwx' /var/cron mkdir -m u=rwx -p -- Matthijs> /var/cron ./mkinstalldirs -m 'u=rwx,og=rx' /var/run Matthijs> ./mkinstalldirs -m 'u=rwx,og=rx' /usr/share/guile/site Matthijs> mkdir -m u=rwx,og=rx -p -- /usr/share/guile/site Matthijs> ./mkinstalldirs -m 'u=rwx,og=rx' Matthijs> /usr/share/guile/site/mcron mkdir -m u=rwx,og=rx -p -- Matthijs> /usr/share/guile/site/mcron Matthijs> You are installing these directories by doing Matthijs> dh_installdirs. And also by this install target. And as I Matthijs> see, I think the install target does it with hardcoded Matthijs> paths and not relative to the debian directory. I also dislike it. I asked a few days ago about issues with guile site directory on -mentors and have yet to get a response but asuffield on #debian-devel suggested that I work around it in debian/rules rather than modifying upstream's build system specifically for Debian. The upstream author has been notified and has responded to me that there will be a new improved version before the end of December. I would like to continue discussion of this on my previous thread on -mentors. Matthijs> As far as I can see only the postinst is used, why then Matthijs> installing also postrm, preinst and prerm ? Because it is a daemon and debhelper fills those in appropriately with the right calls to invoke-rc.d. Matthijs> Take also a look at the debhelper programs that you Matthijs> use. There are some that are unneeded for example: Matthijs> dh_installexamples. I've left dh_installexamples because I am still in the process of working with Gerrit Pape, maintainer/author of the runit package, about getting some examples in there to integrate with runit for providing user service instead of system-wide. You're right, though, I should review all of those again. Matthijs> Advice: Take a look at dh_install. You then can specify Matthijs> which files you want to install and where. (I see a rm Matthijs> $(CURDIR)/debian/usr/bin/mcron and then you install it in Matthijs> usr/sbin/) I wanted to use dh_install but dh_install cannot rename files; that was the real purpose there. The upstream makefile installs the cron replacement program in usr/bin/cron with strange permissions and it was easier to just delete it and use the install program than call mv and use chmod. Note that I am rm'ing "cron" not "mcron". Matthijs> Would be a nice program to see in debian. Thanks very much for your suggestions. Please tell me what version of pbuilder and the rest of your setup so that I can figure this out more. -- David D. Smith A man without doubt is a monster.
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