[Gpe-list] WIki update
g+gpe at cobb.uk.net
Wed May 7 14:31:18 CEST 2008
On Wednesday 07 May 2008 07:58:41 Neil Williams wrote:
> By replace, do you mean that:
> 1. the released tarballs would still contain a debian/ directory but
> containing Maemo stuff or
> 2. the Maemo files would only exist in RCS or
> 3. the Maemo files would be in some other directory?
I actually meant change the files in the existing debian directories and not
change the tarball builds. But I thought we had (at your request) already
removed the debian directories from all the tarballs?
Anyway, I would be happy to extend the work on the packages I touch to remove
the debian directories from the tarballs if they are still being included. I
presume no one will object to that.
> (Emdebian also uses the debian/ directory for the embedded Debian GPE
I presume you are saying that it uses it in the same way you do: in other
words it does not want it in the tarball.
> > and I do not believe any
> > other target uses them. And it might make it a little easier for anyone
> > looking at Maemo development.
> Including making Maemo available in Debian where the same problem arises
> - whoever does Debian Maemo development does not want released tarballs
> to contain a debian/ directory either, whether it is maemo-related or
The reason why this is useful is not for building the packages to distribute
(my build system patches the files I get from GPE as necessary) but because
it can be convenient for developers who are trying to test their code on
Maemo to be able to easily create packages -- Maemo is a cross-compilation
development system and it can be convenient to be able to copy a whole
package and use dpkg to install it rather than copy the files by hand. Of
course there are other solutions but this can be convenient.
> The - in the version string causes the tarball to unpack to
> gpe-soundserver-0.4-1/ instead of gpe-soundserver-0.4.1/ - I'm currently
> repacking the tarball to solve this problem but it would be handy if the
> next release could fix the release string to use 0.4.2 - all dots, no
> dashes. I know it's very minor (and a trivial fix) but it is
> surprisingly problematic. It wasn't worth a bug report but I thought I'd
> mention it here.
I don't build gpe-soundserver for Maemo so I am not planning to touch it.
Florian, do you want to consider this?
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