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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The new debmake may be used as the alternative to the standard dh-make. You can log into its chroot environment with the pbuilder –login –save-after-login command and configure it as you wish. Simple build systems 2. Table of Contents 4.
Chapter 2. First steps
Lines 16 and 17 are where all the work is done with an implicit rule using the pattern rule. Table of Contents 6.
You should be able to learn many things by yourself. Use this if your program provides a function of an existing virtual package. Using Git for Debian Packaging.
Of course, replace the filename with the name of your original source archive. This handles Python modules using the python-support framework. Build Debian binary packages, which are ordinary installable package files in. This value is usually one of the following depending on the type of the binary package: Programs needed for development 1. Once you try to install that, it will pull in other packages required to have a basic build environment.
It must be at least two characters long, must start with an alphanumeric character, and must not be the same as existing packages. Popular portable build systems 2. You can edit this manually with a text editor as long maint-fuide you follow the formatting convention used by the dch 1.
For some types of packages, that is all you will require; however, there is another set of packages that while maint–guide essential for all package builds are useful to have installed or may be required by your maint-gukde.
This file sets defaults that are sourced by the init script. Gentoo is a single binary package — it creates only one binary package, naint-guide.
Debian package building workflow 2. Place the downloaded archive in it, and extract it with tar xzf gentoo Line 6 is the version of the Debian Policy Manual standards this package follows, the one you read while making your package. The file is generated from your control file, and is used when unpacking the source with dpkg-source 1. There are many ways to customize the rules file created with the new dh command.
Package: maint-guide-de (1.2.39)
Include the dh-autoreconf package in Build-Depends. The Debian revision with preceding hyphen usually consumes 2. Checking the package for errors. Where to ask for help 2.
Since the dpkg-source command can handle quilt formatted patch data in the 3. As you may have noticed, the Debian archive is divided into multiple areas: Get the program, and try it out.
They are scripts which are put in the control area of the package and run by dpkg when your package is installed, devian, or removed. Debian Mentors FAQ supplemental.
Debian New Maintainers’ Guide
Normally with a watch file, mainr-guide URL at http: Unlike other files in debianthis one is marked as executable. Line 3 describes how important it is that the user installs this package. This is the desired case. See lintian 1Lintian User’s Manual.
Debian Developers’ Manuals
This mailing list is for the novice. If your package supplies Emacs files that can be bytecompiled at package installation time, you can use these files to set it up.
For the contrib section, it must comply with the DFSG but it may require a package outside of main for compilation or execution. Section and priority are used by front-ends like aptitude when they sort packages and select defaults. If you don’t use their init script then create a new one in package. If lintian reports an erroneous diagnostic for a case where Debian policy allows exceptions to some rule, you can use package.
These postinstpreinstpostrmand prerm files  are called maintainer scripts. You can use the help2man command to generate a man page out of the –help and –version output of each program, too. It is partly generated from the changelog file and the.
Proposed amendments to Policy Supplemental Policy documentation:. First let’s initialize the local pbuilder chroot system as follows:. When a user installs your program, all front-ends will probably prompt them to install the recommended packages. Use this if your program absolutely will not run or will cause severe breakage unless a particular package is present. You should be motivated to do things by yourself.