stefan.potyra at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Mon Feb 11 17:30:52 GMT 2008
Am Montag, 11. Februar 2008 18:12 schrieb Jon Reagan:
> Thanks for the info! Before I get ahead of myself, is it true that I
> will need all of the debian/ folders to sign the package?
You'll need a valid source package, to sign one. dpkg-buildpackage
(-rfakeroot) -S (-sa) will build you one, and tries to sign that later as
well (you could disable this via -us -uc).
However dpkg-buildpackage will also try to run the clean rule from
debian/rules, so you'll need it.
> The source that I have of OpenProj builds using ant, instead
> of ./configure. As of now, there are no "debian/rules" folders,
> although all of the source (mainly a bunch of .jars) are currently in
> their respective folders. So, dpkg-buildpackage, dh_make, and friends
> don't work since there is no source only folder. I was told that all
> build systems are supported by the Ubuntu repos, so I know there's a
In short, debian/rules is a Makefile, which must have a few targets. One of
them is "clean" (clean the package to the old state) and one of them
is "binary" (which must produce a .deb package). You can find a list of
required targets and what these should do in the debian-policy manual .
Since you are free to call whatever commands are suitable inside the rules
file to produce the package, so you could of course call ant from there...
> At least I know the project makes a .deb! :P
I'd very much encourage you to have the upstream build system only take care
for building the upstream project, and turn this into a .deb package via
dh_builddeb and friends.
Maybe you would also like to take a look at the various packaging related
documents (e.g. the packaging guide), for which I currently don't recall the
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