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Chapter 4. Required files under the debian directory. Table of Contents. Chapter 6. Building the package. Table of Contents. Complete (re)build. dh_installdeb(1) automatically flags any files under the /etc directory as conffiles, with the exception of d which follows the format of crontab(5).

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In practice, sid may be experiencing issues which makes it undesirable for you to migrate your whole system.

If your upstream program provides a file for the init script, you can either use it or not. Although it is not required, updating the configure and other files with autoreconf -i -f may improve the compatibility of the source. Line 1 is the package name, version, distribution, and urgency. Package name and version.

You can edit this manually with a text editor as long as you follow the formatting convention used by the dch 1. Although this simple approach works most of the time, you may need to adjust package name and upstream version by renaming the upstream source to follow Debian Policy and existing convention.

The resolution is generally to use higher-level package management tools to upgrade the listed packages. Column 1 of each line should be empty. Bugs in pseudo-package wnpp in unstable Debian Packages that Need Lovin’ Browse wnpp bugs based on debtags. If upstream does not use a normal versioning scheme such as 2. Attention from other volunteers is a very scarce resource.


There is no preceding slash on the directory names listed in the dirs file. Although this is true for other sites, the SourceForge download service at http: You can provide a Perl regular expression to the –extend-diff-ignore option argument of dpkg-source 1 to ignore changes made to the autogenerated files while creating the source package. Well, if you are a real novice on Linux, it is hard, but if you were a rookie, you wouldn’t be reading this document now: This install file has one line per file installed, with the name of the file relative to the top build directory then a space then the installation directory relative to the install directory.

Ubuntu – Details of package maint-guide in trusty

Before you decide to ask your question in some public place, please read this fine documentation:. Upgrades to the new version should be silent and non-intrusive existing users should not notice the upgrade except by discovering that old bugs have been fixed and perhaps that there are new features.

Guide for Debian Maintainers. The debuild command executes the lintian command to make a static check after building the Debian package. Include the autotools-dev package in Build-Depends.

This enables your uploaded packages to be accepted to the Debian archives. Debian archive maintenance programs will also post the contents of this file to the debian-devel-changes lists. Debian Bug report logs: This document unfortunately doesn’t include comprehensive information about adopting packages.

Here are some observations of Debian’s social dynamics, presented in the hope that it will prepare you for interactions with Debian:. Breaks When installed the package will break all the listed packages. It is based only on the debhelper package and does not obfuscate the package building process as the cdbs package tends to do. There is a new subdirectory under the program’s source directory, called debian.


Although install is not a required target, it is supported. Contributing to the existing packages can provide a path to becoming an official Debian Developer too. For the non-free section, it may be non-compliant with the DFSG but it must be distributable.

Gentoo is a single binary package — it creates only one binary package, i. If you use ldd dbian this purpose, it will report indirect lib dependencies as well, resulting in the problem of excessive build dependencies.

Debian Developers’ Manuals

You’ll likely have to rename and edit it, a lot, while making sure to provide Linux Standard Base LSB compliant headers. It ensures the installation of. Building a shared library package A. This tutorial document describes the building of the Debian package to ordinary Debian users and prospective developers using the debmake command. Other files under the debian directory. The file name also includes. How Software Producers can distribute their products directly in.

You can also have the Build-Depends-Indep field as an additional line here.