Packaging alien, debhelper and po-debconf

Sérgio Basto sergio at
Sun Jun 2 19:56:49 UTC 2013

On Ter, 2013-05-07 at 14:07 +0300, Oron Peled wrote: 
> On Wednesday 01 May 2013 22:21:20 Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Wed, May 01, 2013 at 03:00:34AM +0100, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> > >
> > I'm prepared to take debhelper.  But:
> > (1) It looks like the latest package is over 1 year old.  I think a
> >      newer package should be presented (in this bug or in a newly opened
> >      one).
> > (2) Can debhelper be used to make .deb's on a Fedora host?  If it
> >       works, that would currently be very interesting to me.
> I'll start with (2):
>  * I can build .deb's on Fedora using pbuilder/pdebuild.
>  * Here is the tree of RR for making it work:
>  * Credit goes to Jeroen van Meeuwen. I just joined to help move it forward
>     [ with very little success so far, mind you :-( ]
>  * And yes, I think it makes Fedora a better development platform if you can
>     use it to build both rpm's and deb's (on Debian, you can do both).
> Now to (1)... Ouch:
>  * The stalling of po-debconf is my fault, but see today's update to rhbz#591389
>    (I'm fixing my ways...)
>  * If we resolve it quickly, the next is debhelper (rhbz#591190). IMO the main
>    blocker there is finding someone committed to review (I'm willing to maintain it).
>    There's another problem in the chain (dpkg too old), but hopefully it will
>    be OK soon (maintainer updated today the BR and said he would fix it RSN)
>  * I uploaded a temporary pbuilder SRPM:
>    - It's up-to-date (Debian/wheezy)
>    - But I didn't have time to clean it up for review. Hope to do this in the next
>      few days and update the RR.
> So maybe we finally have a chance to move this along before the
> dedicated bug zappers would zap it (no criticism -- they work
> hard to clean the mess we leave behind us).
> Unrelated note:
>  * I've been using schroot(1) a lot in the last years on both Debian/Fedora to
>     maintain multiple clean build environments of different OS.
>  * However, one of the most useful features -- snapshots via LVM -- is not
>     usable in Fedora due to rhbz#600636
>  * That bug-report is stalled since 2010, and exactly a year passed since
>     I sent a tested patch...
> OK, back to work now.

I'm going , if no problem, begin F18 cycle 
build this 7 packages: 

1st build dpkg and debconf  
after build po-debconf (depends on debconf)
after build debhelper ( depends on dpkg and po-debconf ) 
after build alien (depends on debhelper) and dh-make (depends on
debhelper )
after review and build pbuilder (depends on dh-make, debhelper and
po-debconf ) 

it is possible use Chained_builds ?

Sérgio M. B.

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