[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: Maemo Unofficial Debs

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Thu Jan 11 16:32:38 EET 2007
On 1/11/07, Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net> wrote:
> In a recent posting to maemo-users Andrew Flegg mentioned his Maemo
> Unofficial Debs project (http://mud-builder.garage.maemo.org/).  What is
> the status of that?

"Started". :-)

At the moment the code's a bit rough as I've only been hacking on it
for a week or so.

It can, currently:

   * Fetch sources from a tarball at a URL or a Debian package.
   * Fetch build depedencies (from Debian, building source if necessary)
   * Apply any Maemo patches.
   * ...(1)
   * Build a deb.
   * ...(2)

The two key missing steps at the moment are:

  1) Fix "debian/control" and some other bits for Maemo Application Manager

  2) Automate upload to the Extras Repository.

Other things like building from tarballs are on the TODO as well.

[own simple ports]
> It would be great if there was a convenient way to make those available
> to the community (i.e. not dependent on people having to add my repo and
> many others like it) and, very importantly, some way to have them rebuilt
> (preferably automatically, or at least when required).
> If I understand correctly, those were exactly the goals of mud-builder.

Spot on. The idea would be:

  * You would port them to mud-builder, working out any patches etc.
  * Your changes would be included in mud-builder svn.
  * The mud-builder "team" (me and anyone else willing to help) would, at
    regular intervals rebuild everything and upload them to Extras.

> Is there any point in trying to move the packages I have built to
> mud-builder?

Probably not yet, unless you want to hack on mud-builder as well.

Any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.



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