Packaging alien, debhelper and po-debconf
sergio at serjux.com
Tue May 7 16:29:09 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:
> > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=591190
> > 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.
OK so lets cleanup all this reviews, do you finish the reviews
requests ? I can only do it on week ends .
we have Richard W.M. Jones and Dmitrij S. Kryzhevich also interested in
As alien is ready just need be updated to 0.88 , the most priority are
debhelper and po-debconf , but we can do the others
Sérgio M. B.
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