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Re: apache 1.3.12 sources + dpkg-deb


I had *exactly* the same problem with gs-aladdin from woody 
yesterday.  I am new to source debs, but also tried to build it with 
pdpkg-deb -b and got the same sequence of errors.

As you did I removed the spare line, and put in a version number, but 
the dependancy line foxed me.  So are we doing something wrong?  We 
must be - it can't be a problem with both sources.


On 27  9:35 pm, Gabor Gludovatz wrote:
> Hello,
> I downloaded the apache 1.3.12 sources and wanted to make a deb
> from it but dpkg-deb -b apache-1.3.12 says:
> dpkg-deb: failed to open package info file
> `apache-1.3.12/DEBIAN/control' for reading: No such file or
> directory
> I rename apache-1.3.12/debian to DEBIAN and then the same command
> again:
> dpkg-deb: parse error, in file `apache-1.3.12/DEBIAN/control' near
> line 7: missing package name
> ok, there was a spare new line on the 7th line. I deleted it.
> then I did a dpkg-deb -b apache-1.3.12 again:
> dpkg-deb: parse error, in file `apache-1.3.12/DEBIAN/control' near
> line 9 package `apache':
>  `Depends' field, invalid package name `${shlibs:Depends}': must
> start with an alphanumeric
> that's all. what shall I do now?
> can my dpkg-deb be too new? (1.6.15 (i386))
> I'd like to make an apache with frontpage extension but first I
> wanted to make a deb file from the original source...
> thanx in advance
> ps.: does someone know of an apache+frontpage.deb? then I needn't
> to bother with dpkg-deb.

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