Regarding Moving packages from Universe section to main section

Chandan M C chandukutti at
Mon Oct 30 14:12:38 GMT 2006

Hey .. How do I create the seed file .. What is the syntax for that ... Is
there any syntax to list the packages ..

On 10/30/06, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 03:35:59PM +0530, Chandan M C wrote:
> >  Then , How do you test that this package from debian works on your
> > development release ... for example Feisty... Now you dont have archive
> for
> > feisty .. How do you start building archive for feisty ..In what way you
> > build binary packages from debian source for fiesty ... How do you setup
> the
> > build environment for your developemnt release ... on which build
> > environment you will rebuild packages for fiesty..(Development release )
> It would take weeks to go through all this step-by-step with you, and
> I'm afraid I don't have the time. Look up information on the web on how
> the Debian build daemons work and start with that. Until Launchpad is
> ready to provide facilities for derived distributions, you must work
> most of this out for yourself. It is hard work, but if it is too hard
> then building a distribution from scratch may not be for you at the
> moment.
> > How do you ensure that all the packages you are putting in your main and
> > universe section will work fine over that release ..
> Testing. Lots of testing. There is no magic secret to this.
> > Is it that all the pacakges in main .will install without the need of
> > dependency from universe ...
> Yes.
> > Is it hte same with universe ..i.e all the packages from the universe
> will
> > install without  the need of dependent pacakges from main component ...
> No, packages in universe almost invariably depend on packages from main
> (libc6, if nothing else!).
> > Can you please tell me ..Where do I get MOM,motu-tools and germinat
> tools
> MOM is not public. I have no idea about motu-tools; try using Google.
> germinate is in the Ubuntu archive.
> > ..and also sync and merge tools ... and any others you are using for
> package
> > archiveing ... ans also how to work with that ..
> Look up anything you're specifically interested in in the Ubuntu
> archive, or write your own as necessary. We did! But our tools are quite
> well-tuned to how we work, and may well not be appropriate for you.
> Cheers,
> --
> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]
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