Re: Makin' packages...
On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, Michael Shuey wrote:
> 1) Where should I upload these .deb files? lix? master?
If you are an official Debian Developer, I think you should
upload them to master. If not, I would consider the posibility of
becoming a developer. I don't want two distributions: one in lix
and other in master (sorry Eric; I think your machine has been very
useful, but we should upload things to master).
> 2) What do I do about packages that use altgcc? I assume that anything I
> build should be built against libc6 (correct me if I'm wrong), but what
> do I do about things (like the latest version of bash) that build some
> libraries with libc5? Currently I'm just not building the libc5 portion.
> Any suggestions (other than making altgcc work; you guys might be able
> to do that but I can't :-)
I'm working on altgcc right now. If everything goes OK, I
may have a working version this week.
> 3) I want X to work. Is anyone out there working on Xsun and, if so, how
> could I help? If not, anyone have any pointers for someone who's never
> built a large Debian package but would like to try?
Pointers? The Debian Policy and the Debian Packaging Manual,
available from ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/doc/package-developer.
I'm afraid I can't help you with X, but you could have a look
at the RedHat sources for that.
> 4) I'm starting to build up a small list of very minor problems with source
> packages as I build things. Should I, at some point, file all these as
> bug reports?
If they are minor building problems, yes, I think you should
submit bug reports.
> By the way, nice job Juan Cespedes. Those .debs of libc6 & binutils seem to
> be working fine. :-)
Thank you :) Please tell me any problem you could find with
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