future of the Ubuntu Packaging Guide

Jordan Mantha mantha at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 12 22:05:26 BST 2007

On 9/12/07, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> "Jordan Mantha" <mantha at ubuntu.com> writes:
> > After some discussion with Daniel Holbach and Matthew East I would
> > like to propose that the Ubuntu Packaging Guide be moved from the Doc
> > Team repo/website to the wiki.
> Have you considered moving the Ubuntu Packaging Guide to a debian
> package? They are using a docbook variant called 'DebianDoc', which
> seems to work for them. Would that work perhaps for us as well, given
> that the Packaging guide is already in docbook format?

I'm not positive what you mean exactly. Do you mean doing the
packaging guide in Debian? Or do you just mean making a package and
using debidandoc?

If the former, I'm not sure what Debian will think of that and there
is some amount that is Ubuntu-specific.

If you mean the later then that's what we've been doing basically. We
have the packaging guide in docbook and produce a packaging-guide .deb
from it. The problem is that that hasn't really worked very well, IMO.


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