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Re: Understanding the porting process

> For this I have to understand how to compile, how to package (because 
> there is not only the issue to use deb-tools but there is also some 
> philosophy behind the Debian packages).
Compiling: http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue38/pollman.html
Building debian packages: http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/
Philosophy: http://www.debian.org/devel/join/nm-step3

> I need the collected knowledge of the Debian porters here. Someone 
> should take me by my hand and guide me through the process of porting so 
> that I can work on my own later on.
I'm not sure what you mean when you say "porting". You have used it to 
describe installing Linux (from solaris) and creating debian packages.

1. Install Linux http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/sparc/install
2. Practice downloading, compiling and installing software. A good place 
for free software is ftp://ftp.gnu.org Most things that you will download 
there have a file called INSTALL. That file tells you how to 
configure/compile/install the software.
3. Practice making .debs. (link above)
4. Check out http://www.debian.org/devel/join/

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