Doubts while creating a new package
mok at bioxray.au.dk
Sun Aug 17 15:53:36 BST 2008
On 17/08/2008, at 13.06, Jose Luis Blanco wrote:
> Firstly, sorry if this is not the mailing list for asking these
> questions. I've been packaging a new set of libraries of programs for
> Ubuntu and uploaded them to REVU:
Normally, you'd want to look for comments either on the #ubuntu-motu
IRC channel, or on the REVU webpage itself.
> 1) I haven't sent this to Debian yet, so this package is not a derived
> version of any previous one. Should I still add the postfix
For a package not in Debian, "-0ubuntu1" is indeed the correct format
of the release string.
> to the package? (there are not specific changes in the sources for
> Ubuntu). Should I instead leave the changelog with "unstable"
> distribution and rename the package "-1" so the same package can be
If the package is submitted to Debian later on, it will receive a
release string of "-1" which eventually will override the "-0ubuntu*"
> for Debian & Ubuntu? Is there any problem in leaving "unstable"
> of "intrepid"?
At this point, new packages go into "intrepid" which should be given
in debian/changelog. Lintian will complain, but that is one of the few
warnings you are permitted to disregard.
> 3) I've built the new package with pbuilder for intrepid & sid under
> i386 & amd64. Is there any other architecture I should tried for
Most people don't have access to more than one architecture, and you
can't be expected to test out things on a platform you don't have. If
you do have access to some of the more exotic architectures, you may
help yourself by testing the builds. Some applications may not work on
all platforms, often due to the build system, so you are making your
own life easier.
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