[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Building deb packages for the Nokia 770 is very easy

From: Neil Jerram neil at ossau.uklinux.net
Date: Sun Apr 2 01:39:03 EEST 2006
"Ian" <vern at riseup.net> writes:

> disse  --> Neil Jerram
> Thx for these explanations,you are helping me out a lot.
> I am not sure about the difference between Build-Depends and Depends :
> originais -> Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.0.0)
> originais -> Depends: maemo

I'm not 100% sure either, but I believe "Build-Depends" is only
relevant when someone wants to rebuild your package from its source:
it tells that person what they need to have installed in order to do
the build.  "Depends" on the other hand lists the requirements for the
binary package installation to work.

> I know Nokia recommends only depending on maemo but can I depend on
> something else if it is already packaged for the 770 ?

Here I would agree with the answers that Kalle and Michael have
already given.

> I mean how would this work on the actual device. I am not with my
> 770 at the moment so I cannot look at its /etc/apt/sources.list but
> will i find some maemo repositories when i do?. The application
> installer is what then... some Hildonised front end to apt?

I believe it's currently much simpler than that.  Currently there are
no repositories for application installer (=> 3rd party) packages,
just individual .debs on people's websites.  (The repository that the
maemo.org pages speak about is the one used to manage the 770's base
filesystem + program set, not application installer packages.)


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