[maemo-developers] debhelper in Sardine

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 1 13:09:37 EEST 2007

ext 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:
> 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.
> 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.

My guess is that the new package wants debhelper supporting compatiblity
level 5 (as both Debian and Ubuntu use that currently), but our SDK/Sbox
provides currently only dephelper support until compatibility level 4.

Ubuntu people would actually want us to have newer debhelper so that
they can send us patches using it (newer version has some nice features
Ubuntu folks like to use).  AFAIK newer debhelper is being tested but
not yet part of the standard Scratchbox Debian devkit, maybe you know
something more about this?

	- Eero

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