Re: From local source tree to Debian package
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I am sometimes wondering what is the best approach for packages with
> no makefiles :
> a) dh_install,
That does look good (I haven't yet used it).
> b) Write a Makefile, submit it to Upstream, and ship it in the debian
> directory in the meantime. (as a patch ? as a file to be moved in at
> the begining of the install rule in debian/rules ?).
> The advantage of b) is that it then contributes to trivialise the
> packaging rules, especially if it is incorporated upstream.
I agree that 'make install' is something that most non-trivial
packages need regardless of Debian policy, even if it doesn't occur to
their authors. Submit it upstream, definitely.
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