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Re: new pkg: libcrypt-simple-per

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 07:23:11AM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> > Just to make sure we're all talking about the same thing, Sandro, are
> > you referring to this:
> >
> > http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Debian-Binary-Package-Building-HOWTO/
> Yes, I've used this one
> > I bring this up on the list not to embarass you, but because
> no problem at all: I'm here to learn
> > occassionally there is some confusion on this issue.  I have been
> > involved with several sponsorees who proposed binary-only packages.  In
> > general, this concept no longer exists within Debian proper.  (I suppose
> > there are exception cases, but I can't think of one at the moment.)
> >
> > In this case, the .pm is the source for Crypt::Simple, so you will most
> > likely be creating an "Arch: all" package.  But as Brendan states, what
> > needs to be uploaded into the archive are the .dsc, .diff.gz, and
> > .orig.tar.gz files, not just the .deb.
> I completly misunderstud this point: I've take as example
> libxml-simple-perl, and since the generated package was similar to
> that one, I think I've reached my goal.
> Ok, no problem: I'll redo it again, this time use New Mantainers Guide
> as reference.
> I'll let you know when done (hope this time right). Will I have to
> provide only source package or even the binary generated one?
Just the source package.  Anyone who might sponsor you will have to do
things like:

  confirm that the orig tarball is identical to the upstream tarball
  read your diff
  build the package in pbuilder

It is their binary package .deb which will get uploaded anyway.

Clear skies,

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