[maemo-developers] Autobuilder/SDK dpkg too old to support triggers

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jan 18 08:39:44 EET 2010
ext Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> writes:

> The versions of dpkg in play, according to `dpkg --version':
>      Native Ubuntu (Jaunty)             1.14.24ubuntu1
>      N900 (2.2009.51-1)                 1.14.25
>      Scratchbox (Fremantle rootstrap)   1.13.25
> The downlevel version in the SDK means you can't build packages which
> use the features of dpkg on the device.

It is actually debhelper that is too old in the Maemo SDK, not dpkg.  As
you Faheem has shown, you can work around that quite easily.

> So, two questions:
>    1) Is there a reason for the older dpkg in the SDK?

We never thought that we might need to update build tools in the SDK.
It's a big surprise that this is necessary.

(Joking, of course.  I'd say the old tools in the SDK is just another
example of how all love is lost when big corporations try to do open
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