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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] solved: debian project, expansion error, have choice?
  • From: Paul Elliott <pelliott@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:56:49 -0600
  • Message-id: <20090130055649.GA6833@xxxxxx>

I have found a purely debian build system solution to this problem:

Added the virtual package g++ to the Build-Depends: in control
(and therefore also in the .dsc file).
This virtual package has reasonable dependancies for gcc, libstdc++
for c++ programs. This is a purely debian solution that does not
depend on the features of opensuse-buildservice. The g++ dependacy
probably should been in there from the beginning.

I still think that someday someone will want to vary their .dsc files
depending on distro, and it should be documented how to do this.

I also found out that contrary to the impression given by
Build Service/Deb builds =
you do not have to create a bunch of files to
do a debian build. Instead, the standard debian source repository files
consisting of:
1) a .dsc file
2) .orig.tar.gz file
3) .diff.gz

will work fine. These can be created and maintained by the regular
debian source utilities (=dpkg-source and uupdate). Since I must
create these anyway for non opensuse-buildservice reasons, this is the
way to go for me. See the peless project for an example of this.

I wish opensuse-buildservice would publish a source repository
in standard debian fashion.

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 08:12:40PM -0600, Paul Elliott wrote:

peless gets a have choice expansion error for Debian_Etch:

have choice for libstdc++-dev needed by libboost-dev:
libstdc++2.10-dev libstdc++6-4.1-dev libstdc++6-dev libstdc++5-3.3-dev,
have choice for libstdc++-dev needed by libsigc++-2.0-dev:
libstdc++2.10-dev libstdc++6-4.1-dev libstdc++6-dev libstdc++5-3.3-dev

The previous version built without problem on the system used by the
debian people even though a similar ambigutiy exists:

How are such ambiguities dealt with in the build service?
Is it the Build-Depends: line? If so does the one in the .dsc
file or the one in the debian.control file the one that is

Is there any other way to tell it to which version to use?

Is it possible to have "different .dsc files and debian.control
for different system similarly to the way that one can have
different .spec files for different systems? i.e.
"foo-Fedora_Extras_4.spec" for rpm based systems so
"foo-Debian_Etch.dsc" or "debian-Debian_Etch.control" for

Thank You for answering my questions.

Paul Elliott 1(512)837-1096
pelliott@xxxxxx PMB 181, 11900 Metric Blvd Suite J Austin TX 78758-3117

Paul Elliott 1(512)837-1096
pelliott@xxxxxx PMB 181, 11900 Metric Blvd Suite J Austin TX 78758-3117
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