[Pkg-crosswire-devel] debian install

Daniel Glassey dglassey at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 16:13:09 BST 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Jonathan Marsden<jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> Which leads to the obvious question: where should I put them?  Ubuntu
> PPAs just gained an interesting new capability (multiple PPAs per
> person, so I could much more easily keep the CrossWire-related stuff I
> do from the security-related stuff I dabble in occasionally, from the
> more general "I'll just patch *that* little bug over there, because I
> can" MOTU-like stuff I also do when the mood takes me!), but these PPAs
> still can't build or contain Debian-targetted binary .debs as far as I know.

Has this been sorted out now or do we still need somewhere better to
put the debian packages that are backports or not ready for Debian
upload. Or is uploading to unstable and experimental enough?

> While I can create a little Debian crosswire repo for testing if I need
> to, it might be better to see if we can get a more "official" repo for
> ourselves somewhere, somewhere relatively permanent.  A repo named...
> packages.crosswire.org ?  debian.crosswire.org ?  Any other
> possibilities that seem good for the longer term?  Can the CrossWire
> folks offer this kind of thing?  Is it even worth getting that much
> "officialness", or should I just use whatever server resources I can
> find to host this little package repository for now?

The crosswire server is Fedora (formerly Red Hat). I tried something
like that a few years ago but it was a nightmare to build and maintain
the Debian utils to maintain it. It might be better now, but I don't
think it is worth it.

An area on alioth for pkg-crosswire-devel should be usable. Should I
look into that?
If we enabled that then I guess crosswire.org could redirect
debian.crosswire.org to there. Maybe we should ask for a redirect of
ubuntu.crosswire.org to the ppa?[1]


[1] if it is technically possible and reasonable

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