[maemo-developers] creating new targets based on bora

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 30 12:23:29 EEST 2007
On Mon, 2007-04-30 at 11:42:06 +0300, ext Miko Nieminen wrote:
> On 30/04/07, Daniel Stone <daniel.stone at nokia.com> wrote:
> >Why do you use ar and tar instead of dpkg --build?  The former are not
> >guaranteed to work: dpkg uses a certain defined set of ar functionality,
> >whereas GNU ar has some extensions.  So, a file generated with GNU ar is
> >not guaranteed to be a valid Debian package.
> Because original script did it that way. Like I said it's not pretty one, I
> just modified original install script to meet my needs.

The original is as wrong as this one. ;) Also the term used to refer
to those packages is misleading, virtual packages by definition are
not real ones, they only exist in the db as Provides.

> What you say is very true and it would be good idea to fix that one. Maybe
> some one could fix original install script too ;)

Just «apt-get install equivs», and check the manpages ... although
this should not be abused either!


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