Sunday, December 27, 2009

Single GIT Synchronet Mirror

Had been able to using git -cvsimport to mirror cvs.synchronet, but could not at the time do so into a single git repository due to the structure of the original cvs repository. The updates to that set of repositories, one for each of the subdirectories in the original repostiory, are active and operational. Am experimenting with getting those separate git repositories into one single repository, although this is still a two step process; reference [1] for information about the using the subtree merge method for this.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

GTK related issues

Because of a thread about compiling gtkmonitor in Syncronet Discussion, did some test
compiles of gtkmonitor & gtkchat. Installed the pkg-config & libglade2-dev packages,
to see if that helps with the errors.
With those installed, gtkchat compiled without errors, but the others have a problem
finding the sbbs library. OTOH, they work if sbbs has already been compiled & installed.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Experimented with creating a MakeNL GIT repository

Experimented with creating a GIT repository for MakeNL. Converted an old BZR repository of v3.2.7e to GIT. Found a way to import the CVS repository at the MakeNL SourceForge site in to a GIT repository. Also created some tar.gz archives from the zip source archives, then imported them into a GIT repository. Will continue experimenting until decide how I want the repository to be.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Importing SBBS source into Git repository

When the original SYNCDEB SVN repostitory was migrated to GIT, had only been tracking the contents of the debian directory. For various reasons (including being able to use pristine-tar), I wanted to change that, so I started experimenting with how to do that.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New SyncDEB site

This site now replaces the old SyncDEB Trac project, which has been moved to

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Source archive for SBBS v3.14a

Because of changes to the packages in Debian (& presumably therefore Ubuntu) and at the recommendatation of the author, need to change over to using the various non-sbbs libraries provided with the synchronet v3.14a archives (from cvs).   And because of that, need to redo how the source archive is created so that those library directories are available.

Many of the changes noted in the original debian/README.source can be done using the patch system now in place for the package, or perhaps directly in debian/rules for things like chmod changes. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More MBSE BBS package build errors

Received various errors attempting to build the MBSE BBS package.   Tried some changes to the debian/rules file, but they didn't help.