Re: Building Debian Packages
On Thu, 4 Sep 1997, Will Lowe wrote:
> Things that probably ought to be included but aren't:
> Specific instructions on what to change in the control, rules,
> etc. files. This isn't very clear, and requires a lot of hacking around
> with source to figure out. While hacking is good for understanding, you
> don't neccessarily need to understand deb-make/dpkg to make a package.
Yep. That will certainly be in there. In fact what I think I will do is
annotate the whole rules file output by deb-make line by line.
> A *brief* listing of gcc options/makefile stuff. Only the ones
> that are likely to be relevant to your average maintainer who just wants
> to run "rules" and have it work. True gcc hackers/unix gurus will already
> know the esoteric stuff they'll need.
I think the LDP docs have something I can include or link too. I'm not
going to attempt to write that stuff myself.
> Righto! And the "Debian Developer's Reference" covers this in much
> detail. Maybe just a line saying "If you want to become a maintainer and
> upload your package, see the Developer's Reference at http://whatever."
Yes. This didn't exist when I first wrote my piece but it deserves a
prominent mention now.
My draft is getting along quite nicely now and I hope to have it ready for
inspection soon. When I do I suggest we move this discussion to the
debian-doc mailing list to cut down on the traffic in this one.
Thanks for your help.
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