Re: .deb package for a library generation
2010/8/8, Niels Thykier <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
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> On 2010-08-08 15:45, Zvi Dubitzky wrote:
>> I need to generate a Debian package for a library
>> As an exercise I tried it with libvirt .
>> I am running a Ubuntu 8.10 . and use the libvirt.0.6.1 tar.gz
> Thanks for your interest in Debian, unfortunately I do not have a lot of
> time so this message will be rather brief.
> I have added the mail to email@example.com which is our dedicated
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> unsure whether you would receive the email otherwise.
>> For the library package I followed the Ubuntu instructions at :
>> (I first generated a .deb for the hello program and it went ok)
>> For the library I did :
>> 1. got the tar of libvirt . made a copy to orig.tar.gz
>> 2. untarred the tared library . cd to the untarred code
>> 3. there ran : dh_make -e your.maintainer@address . This created the
>> debian directory. Got no bad
>> commnets from lintian.
>> 4. ran : debuild -S -us -uc (to avoid gpg for now)
>> That generated the ../*.dsc and ../*.diff.gz . Looks ok.
>> 5. ran: sudo pbuilder build ../*.dsc ( changed the debian/rules to have
>> ./configure --with-xen=no otherwise
>> it complained about xs_read missing in libxenstore - which exists .
>> libxen3, libxen3-deb are installed ok)
>> But now during the ./confugre run I get the following message :
>> checking for pkg-config... no
>> checking libxml2 xml2-config >= 2.5.0 ... configure: error: Could not find
>> libxml2 anywhere (see config.log for details).
>> make: *** [config.status] Error 1
>> dpkg-buildpackage: failure: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2
>> pbuilder: Failed autobuilding of package
>> -> Aborting with an error
>> -> unmounting dev/pts filesystem
>> -> unmounting proc filesystem
>> -> cleaning the build env
>> pkg-config is installed and the newest . libxml2 is installed and newest
>> (/usr/lib/) and xml2-config --version gives 2.6.32
>> so why does the system complain : Could not find libxml2 anywhere . BTW:
>> config.log was not generated yet .
>> Any idea/ help ?
>> Zvi Dubitzky
>> IBM Haifa Research Laboratory Phone: +972-4-8296182
>> Haifa, 31905, ISRAEL
> dh_make cannot deduce every Build-Dependency of your package, which is
> likely to be your problem. As I recall (but I have not used it in a
> while) it only generate a set of template files to get you started.
> Also pbuilder builds your package in a "clean chroot" where it only
> installs the packages listed in Build-Depends and Build-Depends-Indep of
> your debian/control (+ the "build-essential" packages).
> So you probably have to open the debian/control file and add the correct
> build dependencies there.
> I apologize for the short answer with no reference to relevant
> information, but I am really out of time :)
> I am about to leave DebConf10 (like a lot of other Debian people).
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I think you need libxml2-dev package to build your package and not only libxml2.