[maemo-developers] debhelper in Sardine

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Mon Jul 30 18:17:30 EEST 2007
On Mon, 2007-07-30 at 10:47 +0300, Terje Bergström wrote:
> On 7/29/07, Murray Cumming <murrayc at murrayc.com> wrote:
>         I'm trying to build a debian package for cairomm, using the
>         original
>         debian package. It needs debhelper, but it doesn't seem to be
>         available
>         in Sardine (It is available in Bora). I never fully understand
>         apt-get 
>         errors but here they are in case they provide a clue:
> Hi,
> There seems to be something fishy with the dependencies, but you
> really should not need to install debhelper. What's happening is that
> debhelper (or actually an empty virtual package) is installed already.
> You are asking apt-get to upgrade to a newer version from sardine and
> the newer version has dependency problems. 

Yes, thanks, I just installed debhelper outside of scratchbox, removed
debhelper from the build dependencies in debian/control, and also
decreased the number in debian/compat. That last change is probably a
bad idea, but it seems to work.

This allows me to build the packages.

Of course, I'd rather have a real debhelper in scratchbox so I have to
make less changes to debian build files.

> Just don't upgrade debhelper and you should be fine. In any case
> Scratchbox will override debhelper with its own, so what's installed
> with apt-get is irrelevant.

Murray Cumming
murrayc at murrayc.com

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