Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 6, 2013
Cool. That makes things easier.
> I'm not really sure what you consider a "real package" that you need the official debian tools to create. can you expand on what the requirements are for a "real package"
One that is uploadable to the archive.
> I am saying that I don't think you can just run checkinstall on an arbitrary source tree and consider the result ready to be uploaded to the debian archives
Right. That's what I was trying to get at and it's the answer I expected. But at least it provides a starting point.
Misadventures in GUI package-building
Posted Sep 2, 2011 21:27 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
for that matter, I would have assumed that the distros don't take binary uploads anyway. shouldn't they all be setup where you upload the source and a series of instructions and their build servers create the binary packages for each of their several target architectures?
there is not as much variation in distros that accept .deb packages, but if you look at all the distros that use .rpm packages, the number of things that would be different from one to the other seems like it would be very significant, and a lot of it would be things that a packaging tool would not know about (what the the correct version of gcc to use, etc)
Posted Sep 7, 2011 11:45 UTC (Wed) by robbe (guest, #16131)
> for that matter, I would have assumed that the distros don't take binary uploads anyway.
Debian used to take source+binary uploads. There has been discussion to switch to source-only uploads, but the risk of maintainers not even compile-testing revisions that supposedly contained only trivial fixes was deemed too high. So the current regime, AFAIK, is to requier source+binary, but throw away the binary.
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds