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Subject: Re: Packaging for Debian/Ubuntu

Re: Packaging for Debian/Ubuntu

From: Shahar Or <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:22:15 +0300

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 5:18 PM, Robert Keevil<> wrote:
> 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.
Why does it change so frequently, please? Does the package contain the
firmware itself, or just an installer for the firmware?
> 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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