Re: Need assistance in packaging / Brauche Hilfe bei der Erstellung von Paketen
Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT) wrote...
> Hi Björn,
> Maybe someone else can give you more details, but in the meantime here
> are some useful links (which should have more than enough information
> to get you started if you're already familiar with packaging):
> 2011/11/7 Björn Esser <email@example.com>:
> > how to write/create man-pages
> See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/SupplementaryFiles#Man_Pages.
nroff is rather complex and error-prone. Therefore I suggest using POD
to write manpages although this is frowned upon, hence there's no
dh_installpod, hence debian/rules becomes ugly if you want acceptable
manpages from POD.
And this document recommends the usage of cdbs, something I wouldn't
> > one source in multiple packages (e.g. somewhat (arch),
> > somewhat-doc(no-arch), somewhat-data (no-arch), etc.), removing
> > obsolete/not used files from the package
> I've found http://wiki.debian.org/PkgSplit, but that page lets it look
> much more scary than it actually is.
To me it looks really scary. Nowaday when debian/rules can be as terse
I'd only recommend instructions that are based on that "debhelper 7"
mechanism. Everything else should be seen as legacy, nothing to show
By the way, I'm looking for a straightforward way using debhelper7 to
do upstream's triple-jump (./configure ; make ; make install) to
create a set of binary packages from a single source package. Only the
configure options are different, and of course I'll have to override
dh_auto_configure. At the moment, overrides for dh_auto_configure,
dh_auto_build, dh_auto_test, and dh_auto_clean are required, too. With
an unpleasant result.