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Subject: Re: Packaging for Debian/Ubuntu

Re: Packaging for Debian/Ubuntu

From: Robert Keevil <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:18:08 -0500

Dominik Riebeling wrote:
> The reason there is no package is simply that nobody made one. Feel
> free to give it a go.

I have a Debian-ised version of rbutil-1.2 here. But (as pointed out to
me when I made it) what should be done with it? It's not really a
suitable package for inclusion into the main Debian distribution, since
it changes so frequently - if and when it filtered down into stable it
wouldn't be much use. Volatile was mentioned as an option, but is it
worth perusing, or would it be better to continue with the current
static builds? But it's not as if I am a Debian developer - I'd have to
go through mentors.d.o to try and get it included.

If a .deb is wanted, then it would be handy to rename any
install.cpp/uninstall.cpp files in rbutil to fix the make targets
(otherwise I think it would break Debian policy).
Received on 2009-07-10

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