Chapter 4. Required files under the debian directory. Table of Contents. Chapter 6. Building the package. Table of Contents. Complete (re)build. dh_installdeb(1) automatically flags any files under the /etc directory as conffiles, with the exception of d which follows the format of crontab(5).
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Debian New Maintainers’ Guide
You should be motivated to do things by yourself. Please file a bug report on the maint-guide package using reportbug. It is highly recommended to practice and experiment with all the steps of Debian packaging with simple packages while reading this tutorial. Normally with a watch file, the URL maint-guidr http: After you build a package, the source is normally left patched.
They are scripts which are put in the control area of the package and run by dpkg when your package is installed, upgraded, or removed. This should be a paragraph which gives more details about the package.
The long strings of numbers in the. You can get the full list in the virtual-package-names-list.
These package names may also be lists of alternative package names, separated by vertical bar symbols pipe symbols. Debian package menu HTML online.
You can recognize such sources by the CMakeLists. Debian solves this problem by marking such configuration files as conffiles. Setting up quilt 3. Contributing to the existing packages can provide a path to becoming an official Debian Developer too.
You must check that no one else is already working on vebian package on the Work-Needing and Prospective Packages site. For example, some languages have their own sub-policy documents:.
With the update-menus command from this package, no package needs to be modified for every X window manager again, and it provides a unified interface for both text- and X-oriented programs.
The new source 3. Use this for packages which will work nicely with your program but are not at all necessary. The translations may be available in packages such as maint-guide-es. Once you upload the package to Debian, the value of these two fields can be overridden by the archive maintainers, in which case you debisn be notified by email. If your package requires regularly scheduled tasks to operate properly, you can use these files to set that up.
If not — find another interesting program that nobody is maintaining. Targets of the rules file.
Debian Developers’ Manuals
If you use ldd for this purpose, it will report indirect lib dependencies as well, resulting in the problem of excessive build dependencies. Required files under the debian directory.
Where to ask for help. Normally a Breaks entry specifies that it applies to versions earlier than a certain value.
People downloading your package can look at this file and quickly see what has changed. Make no mistake, for ddebian system to work the maintainers need to be both technically competent and diligent.
You can provide a Perl regular expression to the –extend-diff-ignore option argument of dpkg-source 1 to ignore changes made to the autogenerated files while creating the source package. This new dh is designed to form a core part of the debhelper tools, and not to hide anything from you. I’ve added the line numbers and trimmed some comments.
If you need to maint-uide smooth transition to the normal version scheme such as 0.
Package: maint-guide (1.2.42)
You may be wondering how you can make your own packages; and perhaps you think it is a very difficult task. Programs needed for development. If you have an updated source tree but have not generated the matching source package, issue the following commands in the source directory where the debian directory exists, instead:. Documentation needed for mainnt-guide 1.