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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] How to build deb packages
  • From: Paul Elliott <pelliott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 08:21:18 -0500
  • Message-id: <20090401132118.GA5114@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:13:11AM +0200, Carsten Hoeger wrote:
On Mon, Mar 30, Paul Elliott wrote:

But it is not true. To see this look at the peless project:


It IS true.
It's just that the debian package metadata is contained in the *.diff and
*.dsc file(s).
It's NOT contained in the *.spec file(s).
That's what I wanted to make clear.

Well the way I read it, it is giving the impression that you must
have files of the form debian.control, debian.rules, ect in the Files

Now the info in these files has to be there somehow, directly
or directly, but it can be concealed. In the .diff.gz file.

For some people it is more convenient to work with true debian
source packages.

For example, I am the upstream source for the peless package.
It is actually a package maintained by others in the official debian
If I want to check that my upstream changes I have made to the source
do not require any changes to the debian files, I install
the existing debian source package, and then do a "uupdate" with
my new upstream source.

That is what the debian people will do when I tell them about
my upstream changes.

I then upload the resulting debian source package to the
build service and check that it builds correctly.

When this happens I know that my package does not require
any changes to the debian build files, or I know what those
changes are.

I then can report to the debian people what changes my
new release will require if any to the debian build files.

I never mess with files of the form debian.rules ect on the
build service. Instead I always deal in true debian source packages.

The documentation does not make it clear that this is an option
unless you read it with a microscope.

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