[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Why are there quilt packages in pkgcrosswire PPA?

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 11:23:00 BST 2009

2009/8/31 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>> In xiphos I use dh small rules file with add-ons and the quilt *-7
>> added the dh --with quild addon. and hence I need them to build
>> xiphos in all suites but karmic.
>> I like dh a lot =) ...
> That's fine in itself, but why would we want to give up the ability to
> use the existing available packaging tools, and require special
> custom-made ones, just because you "like dh a lot" ?  Shouldn't a change
> like this have been discussed here before being implemented?  How does
> this benefit end users of the pkgcrosswire software?

It doesn't change end users at all. It's only build-time dependency
and is not required at run time.

> Could you please work to get your special updated packaging tools
> officially backported into the older Ubuntu releases, so we can avoid
> the need for carrying unique pkgcrosswire-specific versions of them in
> our PPA?

I can certainly modify packaging and keep two version: one for
Karmic+Squeeze and one for older Ubuntu versions. It seems it is a
matter of taste cause one of my python packages was not sponsored
because it was not using latest "dh stuff".

Give me a little time =) I'll keep the "old ubuntu's" branch separate
and I'll merge it before publishing.

> Jonathan

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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