[maemo-developers] Packaging help

From: Cornelius Hald hald at icandy.de
Date: Tue Oct 6 22:13:32 EEST 2009
On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 15:02 +0100, Graham Cobb wrote:
> 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
> or
> Depends: libpcre | not-diablo
> But no one has done that yet.  Anyone got any comments on that?

Thanks Graham. I'll have a look at it and at some point I probably
should take a look at MUD too. It was already two times mentioned as
possible solution to problems I had :)


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