Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Test build of a qico package

Was added as an admin to the qico project at SF. in a test build for 54si, it compiled but the package build failed due to a no longer used packaging program.  
That will need to be updated when start working on new packaging.

Migrate cvs repo to a git repo & put that online at the project site? Or migrate it to an SVN repository? (which I can always connect to via git-svn and which is better supported by Trac)

Downloaded the qico-0.54si.tar.bz2 file, which already has a debian directory.

Tried a test build against that existing archive, using the following command:
$ cd ~/prj/qico/work/qico-0.54si
$ debuild -rfakeroot -e"Robert James Clay <>"  -us -uc
The compile just had warnings but the package build failed as follows:

debstd ChangeLog Changes README FAQ
make: debstd: Command not foundmake: *** [binary-arch] Error 127dpkg-buildpackage: error: fakeroot debian/rules binary gave error exit status 2debuild: fatal error at line 1325:dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -D -us -uc -eRobert James Clay <> failed

It looks like that "debstd" command is being used to install basic doc files;  it was provided by the package debmake, which hasn't been available in Debian since possibly as far back as Debian v4 (etch).  It was replaced by debhelper, which is under active development:  will need to be update the qico packaging to use that.

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