[maemo-developers] debhelper in Sardine

From: Jussi Hakala jussi.hakala at movial.fi
Date: Tue Aug 7 12:14:08 EEST 2007
I'd rather keep the dependencies in place and use -d with the 

Anyway, if you check dependencies using dpkg-checkbuilddeps it should 
find the scratchbox provided tools. The apt does not see them but that's 
no issue if you just need to build the packages.



ext Murray Cumming wrote:
> 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.

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