[sword-devel] deb issues

Ben Armstrong sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 12:30:33 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 15 Sep 2000, Trandahl, Steve wrote:
> Daniel,
> 	I tried installing the gnomesword deb on my Debian 2.2 system last
> night but it depends on newer modules than I've got.  Do they really need to
> be that recent?  Version 2.2 is only a month old.  It's kind of a pain for
> me to download new modules since I've got a modem that only works under
> Windows.

This is pretty standard practice for new stuff.  It gets compiled against
the latest developer's release (woody).  Now, it is possible to build
binary debs against potato if you have a potato system.  However, Daniel
will have to supply us with the source package files first (original
tarball, changes, diff, and dsc file).

It will require a bunch of -dev packages to compile.  If there are no
build depends in the package, you'll just have to iteratively try debuild
(or dpkg-buildpackage) and apt-get install any missing -dev stuff until
you have everything you need to build the package. 

I'd do this myself except for two things:

1. all my machines except my firewall is woody, and i don't have a
   development environment setup on my firewall (not to mention the fact
   that it's a clunky old P100, not really well-suited to the task)

2. Daniel hasn't provided the source packages (yet :)

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