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Re: how to make an arch generic package?

randall <randall@songshu.org> writes:

> hi all,
> i'm a total noob when it comes to building deb packages so i believe
> this list is the place to be.
> i'm trying to package my first package, called rsnapshot. the available
> version in the repo's is aging and since its just a collection of
> scripts it appears to be a nice package for a first try.
> so far it seems to work following the routine i noted down here
> http://doku.songshu.org/doku.php?id=rsnapshot
> only i can not figure out how to make the packages without the
> architecture specific name like
> rsnapshot_1.3.1-1_amd64.deb
> according to the new maintainers guide:
>> If your package is an `Architecture: all' one, you need to include all the commands for building the package under the `binary-indep' rule, and leave the `binary-arch' rule empty instead. 
> or i completely misunderstand what this says or it doesn't work,
> probably the last option has something to do with me mis configuring
> something.
> anybody has a clue?
> Thanks,
> Randall

You not only need to put your build rules under binary-indep but you
also need to set the Architecture accordingly in debian/control.
The later controls the name.


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