[maemo-developers] Packaging help

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Tue Oct 6 17:02:12 EEST 2009
On Tuesday 06 October 2009 14:22:39 Cornelius Hald wrote:
> Tim, thanks for your help. I was hoping there was a way to upload just
> one source package and let the autobuilder figure out the rest. I guess
> for my testing versions I just let the package depend on libpcre even if
> it's not needed on Fremantle. Once they're about to enter testing I'll
> create separate packages.

MUD can help with specifying different dependencies for different SDKs, but it 
isn't worth switching to it just for that.

The Debian way is to use debian/substvars.   See 
http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html and man deb-substvars.

There has been some discussion of creating some dummy packages with the SDK 
names, so you could do something like:

Depends: libpcre | fremantle


Depends: libpcre | not-diablo

But no one has done that yet.  Anyone got any comments on that?

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